Elio Altare

Vigneto Arborina Barolo Nebbiolo

9.3114 ratings
9.423 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Ripe, floral

Ripe, floral

Mar 6th, 2018
Adam Jesberger

Wanted to know what the hype was about. I get it, i think i prefer aged classically oaked styles of Barolo in the long run. However, for being so young, the tannins feel very silky. Being in La morra gives this bottle young approachability in itself but aging in french barrique really softens this and adds a lovely wood element. This smells like barolo and Napa together.....naparolo.

Wanted to know what the hype was about. I get it, i think i prefer aged classically oaked styles of Barolo in the long run. However, for being so young, the tannins feel very silky. Being in La morra gives this bottle young approachability in itself but aging in french barrique really softens this and adds a lovely wood element. This smells like barolo and Napa together.....naparolo.

Jun 30th, 2016
Rodolphe Péters

Winemaker Champagne Pierre Péters

9.1

Nice

Nice

May 24th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Complex and complete on the nose. Expressive but somewhat one-dimensional to my palate. Direct, without having a lot to say.

Complex and complete on the nose. Expressive but somewhat one-dimensional to my palate. Direct, without having a lot to say.

Nov 20th, 2015
Diane Dixon

Co-Founder Keep Collection, #Sommchat

9.0

2006 #altare #barolo pretty #wine - much life left #sommchat #italy

2006 #altare #barolo pretty #wine - much life left #sommchat #italy

Mar 17th, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.2

Delicious wine which validates why Barolo should be cellared for at least 10-15 years. Tannin has softened yet the acidity is still fresh. Aromas of dried violets, spiced plum and savory forest floor

Delicious wine which validates why Barolo should be cellared for at least 10-15 years. Tannin has softened yet the acidity is still fresh. Aromas of dried violets, spiced plum and savory forest floor

Dec 26th, 2014
Mike D'Angelo

Elegant

Elegant

Dec 10th, 2014
Edward Zimmerman

Loving how 1999 #Barolo has been showing. #Altare is a master!

Loving how 1999 #Barolo has been showing. #Altare is a master!

Nov 27th, 2014
Christine Havens

This wine is stunning, in the same way that encountering a beautiful stranger can take your breath away. The nose draws you in with subtle layers of dried flowers, anise, Italian plum, forest floor and juniper berries. This rich, complex tapestry continues on the palate, the texture every bit as elegant as the nose. Polished tannins and structure that could easily carry it another 20 years in the cellar, but still fresh and vibrant today. Crushed stone, dried herbs and bay leaf. Pair with wild boar.

This wine is stunning, in the same way that encountering a beautiful stranger can take your breath away. The nose draws you in with subtle layers of dried flowers, anise, Italian plum, forest floor and juniper berries. This rich, complex tapestry continues on the palate, the texture every bit as elegant as the nose. Polished tannins and structure that could easily carry it another 20 years in the cellar, but still fresh and vibrant today. Crushed stone, dried herbs and bay leaf. Pair with wild boar.

May 17th, 2014
Matt Lasater

So gooood

So gooood

Jan 19th, 2014