La Biòca Aculei Barolo 2013
- Textured, savoury
- Barolo DOCG
La Biòca is located in the village of Serralunga d’Alba, surrounded by rolling vineyards planted to the traditional varieties of the Langhe. They use only estate fruit sourced from their small 9 hectares of vineyard to produce world-renowned Barolo along with several other celebrated styles of wine from Piemonte.
Last year, we imported the 2016 vintage of this wine, one that was awarded the Best in Show Barolo from the Decanter World Wine Awards. When we found out we could get our hands on a small lot of the 2013 vintage, we were ecstatic! It’s such a thrill to be able to experience how this wine has evolved after eight years. There’s a concentration and drive to it that makes it perfect for ageing. James Suckling’s review below further paints the picture of a wine with a long, fruitful life.
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- Barolo DOCG
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These are the wines dreams are made of, from the foggy little tough-skinned nebbiolo grape and the beautiful region of truffles and rolling hillsides. In these dreams lives the hauntingly long flavours and "peacock tail"-like tannins that bring a kaleidoscope of ever-evolving experience to the taste buds, and conversation to the table. To me, where Burgundy falls short so often, Barolo is rarely not worth the money. In fact, once you experience a good vintage with the right amount of age, it's hard not to justify the coin.