"Earthy and delicious, this opens with aromas of ripe dark-skinned berry, new leather, truffle and crushed botanical herb. The structured, expressive palate delivers crushed black cherry, mature raspberry, tobacco and the barest whiff of game alongside tightly knit, velvety tannins. It's well balanced, with fresh acidity. Drink 2024–2031."
"Mint and eucalyptus add a savory side to the cherry, raspberry and floral flavors in this elegant red. It's vibrant and approachable now for its fresh fruit, yet will improve with age. Fine balance and length on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2040."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Barolo Tortoniano is an accessible and forthcoming wine that gives you the complexity and nuance of the Nebbiolo grape with a fruit-forward and food-friendly personality. There is a dry and astringent quality to the tannins that might need to smooth itself out with a few more years of cellar aging. Otherwise, the wine would pair with ravioli stuffed with minced meat and topped with extra cheese."
"Ripe and generous with currants, plums and spice, as well as chocolate character. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a firm, racy finish."
|Producer||Michele Chiarlo Wine|