Michele Chiarlo

Tortoniano Barolo Nebbiolo

8.9388 ratings
8.958 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
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Had an ‘09 left in cellar, last time I had this classic Barolo was 4years ago and it needed lots of decanting, produced from of 100% Nebbiolo grapes. Medium Ruby with a bouquet of berry fruit aromas, mostly cherries, with earthy herbs. Aged in large oak cask for 2 years, on the palate complex flavors with cherries, stewed plums, blueberries, leather, earthy herbs and a hints of smoke and spice. Crisp acidity with tannins, still tight, gave the wine elegance & structure on the long finish. This Barolo still has room to age! Nice!

Had an ‘09 left in cellar, last time I had this classic Barolo was 4years ago and it needed lots of decanting, produced from of 100% Nebbiolo grapes. Medium Ruby with a bouquet of berry fruit aromas, mostly cherries, with earthy herbs. Aged in large oak cask for 2 years, on the palate complex flavors with cherries, stewed plums, blueberries, leather, earthy herbs and a hints of smoke and spice. Crisp acidity with tannins, still tight, gave the wine elegance & structure on the long finish. This Barolo still has room to age! Nice!

Apr 12th, 2020
Caleb Schiff

Good value here.

Good value here.

Aug 25th, 2017
Shengli Hu

Violet, lavender, reductive, sour and juicy red cherry, mint, crushed stones, game, ash, mushroom too. High acid, high tight tannins, full body. Wait another 10 years...

Violet, lavender, reductive, sour and juicy red cherry, mint, crushed stones, game, ash, mushroom too. High acid, high tight tannins, full body. Wait another 10 years...

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2019
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

9.2

Very good, floral, earthy, light spice. Tons of tannin and acid.

Very good, floral, earthy, light spice. Tons of tannin and acid.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Half bottle. Warm, earthy, rose petals. Nice with park chop.

Half bottle. Warm, earthy, rose petals. Nice with park chop.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2016
Andrew

Leather tobacco and stone fruit

Leather tobacco and stone fruit

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2016
James Alford

Busted. Barolo without all the fussiness of "taste" or "charm."

Busted. Barolo without all the fussiness of "taste" or "charm."

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Matthew Horbund

Michele Chiarlo Barolo 2008 Tortoniano - mahogany in the glas, earthy aroma of leather and tar, soft red flowers mixed in. Palate is a bit more fresh than I expected. Bright fruit gives way quickly to earthy notes of leather, walnut. Well integrated and structured though the tannin is quite soft

Michele Chiarlo Barolo 2008 Tortoniano - mahogany in the glas, earthy aroma of leather and tar, soft red flowers mixed in. Palate is a bit more fresh than I expected. Bright fruit gives way quickly to earthy notes of leather, walnut. Well integrated and structured though the tannin is quite soft

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2014
J D
8.8

Even in powerhouse vintages this is a charming feminine expression of Barolo

Even in powerhouse vintages this is a charming feminine expression of Barolo

Oct 21st, 2016
Irby Wood

This 2008 is tasting nicely. Strawberry, cranberry, tea leaf. Very well balanced. Very impressive.

This 2008 is tasting nicely. Strawberry, cranberry, tea leaf. Very well balanced. Very impressive.

Aug 4th, 2016