This is a translucent, pale garnet color to the eye.
On the nose there’s tobacco, leather and earthy flavors and slight red cherries scents.
The palette is equally rustic with notes of mushroom, tar, and some heavy oak; the fruit is present but most everything is overpowered by the acidity and the locking tannings. This tasted much much better when paired with a citric creamy tagliatelle than on its own.
— 2 days ago
Before Aleste there was Cannubi Boschis, and Aleste is rocking! Is smell aromas of raspberry, five spice tones, with chocolate mint, some summer flowers and berries overripe in the afternoon hours in the forest. There is also some espresso in the nose, overall this is a great wine to cover part two of the wine study night😋🍷 — 2 days ago
Ruby red with a tawny rim. Aromas of menthol, mint, black and red fruits with a touch of licorice and tar. Similar notes on the medium to full bodied palate. Finishes with chalky, fine, drying tannins. This producer was one of the early adopters of using small French oak Barriques. This influence was noticeable 4 years ago in my first Delectable note on this wine but now it has all come together and in balance. Looking forward to trying the 3rd one in 2 or 3 years time. — 2 days ago
Mostly amber in color, translucent and with clear rims. Great old Barolo nose. Notes of tea, anise, red roses, some tar and some cherry cola. Very thin in the glass at first, so not much impact in the mouth. But it needed LOTS of air to open up. By hour 6 this had improved dramatically – gaining weight and complexity. Saved a glass to go with the cheese course, and was rewarded since this wine so desperately needed food next to it. Great showing for a pretty old bottle of Nebbiolo. (Bday 11 of 12) — a day ago
Popped and poured; enjoyed over three hours. Pours a dark ruby with a transparent core. Medium+ viscosity, medium+ intensity. On the nose, Twin Bing, roses, alpine air, forest floor, tar, and a small dash of baking spices. On the palate, mixed red fruits, blood orange pith, tobacco, and fresh green herbs. Quite a bit rounder than I’m used to for Barolo but it’s undeniably a charmer. The finish is very long, bone dry. Yes…this is very becoming indeed! Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid, medium + alcohol. Hedonistic and drinking so well now. — 8 days ago