La Biòca Aculei Barolo 2017
- 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 the follow-up vintage, we were ecstatic! While the 2016 Barolo’s were quite approachable after only a few years, the 2017’s are shaping up to need a bit more time. This one’s for ageing, mofo’s. Full of drive and tannin in its youth, this will open up beautifully in a couple of years. James Suckling’s review below further paints the picture of a wine with a long, fruitful life.
“Rather savory aromas of dried leaves and earth, but there’s a deep vein of fresh red fruit lurking underneath, following through to a medium-bodied plate with very tight, fine tannins that blunt the fruity finish a little for now. Intense feel. This needs a few years to broaden out in the middle and soften at the end. Best from 2023.”
Full price $130.00 from the producer.
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- Barolo DOCG
- Alcohol by Vol.
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- Blend Info
- 100% Nebbiolo
- Serving Temp.
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.