Michele Chiarlo

Tortoniano Barolo Nebbiolo

8.962 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
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Opening the classic Barolo wine, produced from of 100% Nebbiolo grapes, and after a one hour decanting, I noticed a deep vibrant ruby color and a bouquet of berry fruit aromas, mostly cherries. Aged in large oak cask for two years, the taste was bold and complex with cherries, plums and blueberries flavors and a hint of smoke and spice. Crisp acidity with graceful tannins gave the wine elegance in structure on the long finish. I believe this Barolo will age well for years to come.

Opening the classic Barolo wine, produced from of 100% Nebbiolo grapes, and after a one hour decanting, I noticed a deep vibrant ruby color and a bouquet of berry fruit aromas, mostly cherries. Aged in large oak cask for two years, the taste was bold and complex with cherries, plums and blueberries flavors and a hint of smoke and spice. Crisp acidity with graceful tannins gave the wine elegance in structure on the long finish. I believe this Barolo will age well for years to come.

Feb 23rd, 2016
Christopher Wisner

Wine Manager, American Wine & Spirits

8.7

Tight, tight, tight and when it opened there wasn't a lot of anything. Decent structure. Decent acidity.

Tight, tight, tight and when it opened there wasn't a lot of anything. Decent structure. Decent acidity.

Dec 12th, 2015
Matt Lasater

A little flat for Barolo. Lots of weight and presence on the palate but short on those lovely Barolo aromatics.

A little flat for Barolo. Lots of weight and presence on the palate but short on those lovely Barolo aromatics.

Aug 5th, 2015
Bill Bender

Very, very primary. Hold 3-5 years minimum.

Very, very primary. Hold 3-5 years minimum.

May 9th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Ouch! Needs a lot more time

Ouch! Needs a lot more time

Sep 8th, 2014
Teresa S

Had this on the boat. Balanced and light.

Had this on the boat. Balanced and light.

Jan 7th, 2019
Jon C
9.3

Really enjoyed a demi bottle - giving it greater depth of age than a 750 ml bottle from the same year

Really enjoyed a demi bottle - giving it greater depth of age than a 750 ml bottle from the same year

Mar 13th, 2016
Wil Fernandez

Tobacco, nice mouthfeel. A solid Barolo.

Tobacco, nice mouthfeel. A solid Barolo.

Dec 29th, 2015
Aaron Ambrad

Very smooth and subtle finish despite being a little young at the start. Lay this one down for a while.

Very smooth and subtle finish despite being a little young at the start. Lay this one down for a while.

Oct 23rd, 2015
Mike Brennan

The color is magnificent, dark red brick. Cherry and leather in the aroma followed by similar flavors. It needed quite a bit of time to open up as the tannins are quite firm. This would be better in 2 to 3 years. The acidity is medium plus, medium body.

The color is magnificent, dark red brick. Cherry and leather in the aroma followed by similar flavors. It needed quite a bit of time to open up as the tannins are quite firm. This would be better in 2 to 3 years. The acidity is medium plus, medium body.

Jul 5th, 2015