Fratelli Barale

Langhe Nebbiolo

9.033 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Langhe, 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
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

This little Langhe over performs for its price and went very well with Cinnamon's butter roasted vegetable pasta. It has all the tar and roses, but none of the oak or heat that more ambitious bottlings often have. It doesn't have the complexity or texture that an older bottle from a better appellation would have, but it was so drinkable that it disappeared quickly!

This little Langhe over performs for its price and went very well with Cinnamon's butter roasted vegetable pasta. It has all the tar and roses, but none of the oak or heat that more ambitious bottlings often have. It doesn't have the complexity or texture that an older bottle from a better appellation would have, but it was so drinkable that it disappeared quickly!

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2017
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

8.9

2011 Finally feels like fall. With Castelmagno, Taleggio, and 'Music FromBig Pink.' I'm in love with Nebbiolo.

2011 Finally feels like fall. With Castelmagno, Taleggio, and 'Music FromBig Pink.' I'm in love with Nebbiolo.

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2013
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.4

2011, cradle robbing, but good old school Nebbiolo, really good

2011, cradle robbing, but good old school Nebbiolo, really good

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.2

It always amazes me how much better wines show after selling out for good. This has blossomed into a tarry, dark fruited and virile Barolo stand in after six months settling in the cellar. I am glad I still have most of my case!

It always amazes me how much better wines show after selling out for good. This has blossomed into a tarry, dark fruited and virile Barolo stand in after six months settling in the cellar. I am glad I still have most of my case!

May 4th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.7

Dark purple almost opaque medium plus tears medium staining, roses, violets, bright cherry sour cherry.. Medium plus tannins cherry sour cherry violets tar long finish.

Dark purple almost opaque medium plus tears medium staining, roses, violets, bright cherry sour cherry.. Medium plus tannins cherry sour cherry violets tar long finish.

Jun 22nd, 2016
Misha Weidman

Young and tight, but a huge bottle of wine and amazing value. Nose is restrained out of the bottle. Medium red fruit, spice, leather. Lots of tannin structure but good with hearty food already. Big and juicy. Should be superb in a couple of years.

Young and tight, but a huge bottle of wine and amazing value. Nose is restrained out of the bottle. Medium red fruit, spice, leather. Lots of tannin structure but good with hearty food already. Big and juicy. Should be superb in a couple of years.

Nov 16th, 2017
Annie Ta

Light red consumed at Cibi Cotti

Light red consumed at Cibi Cotti

Oct 9th, 2017
Devin Bostick

See through, slight pepper, light but weird syrupy flavor that kills it for me, raspberry is nice but sweet!

See through, slight pepper, light but weird syrupy flavor that kills it for me, raspberry is nice but sweet!

Jul 20th, 2017
Joel Barnes

Luscious aromatic and zippy

Luscious aromatic and zippy

Feb 13th, 2017
Son
8.8

Sharp sweet nose of violet and red fruits, a background note of jasmine tea, good medium grained tannins. Not too complex but pretty great still

Sharp sweet nose of violet and red fruits, a background note of jasmine tea, good medium grained tannins. Not too complex but pretty great still

Jan 31st, 2017