Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2016 750ml

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Refinement: minimum of 3 years, aged for 24 months in average-sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle. - Colour: garnet with brilliant luminous hues. - Nose: inviting, complex with notes of rose petals , juniper berries and fine spices. - Taste: ample, good structure with a silky texture of tannins which already give a surprising harmony to the juvenile stage of this Barolo. Remarkable elegance and persistence. - Accompanies: fettucini with porcini, Barolo brased pidgeon, well-matured cheeses.
Refinement: minimum of 3 years, aged for 24 months in average-sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle. - Colour: garnet with brilliant luminous hues. - Nose: inviting, complex with notes of rose petals , juniper berries and fine spices. - Taste: ample, good structure with a silky texture of tannins which already give a surprising harmony to the juvenile stage of this Barolo. Remarkable elegance and persistence. - Accompanies: fettucini with porcini, Barolo brased pidgeon, well-matured cheeses.

Ratings

WE95
Wine Enthusiast

"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."

WS93
Wine Spectator

"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."

RP93
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."

JS93
James Suckling

"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."

Product Detail

Size 750 mL
Producer Michele Chiarlo Wine
Dominant Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2016
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub Region Barolo
Alcohol Percentage 14.0