Sobrero Ciabot Tanasio Barolo DOCG 2016
- Textured, savoury
- Barolo DOCG
More Barolo at the ‘Fo? Absolutely! Here’s a new one for us, a wine boasting a gaudy score of 99 points from Luca Gardini. The fruit is sourced from vineyards in Valentin, Piantà and Ornato, some with vines up to 50 years old. It then sees two years in a selection of large format botti before bottling. This is on the richer, more generous side of Barolo with a luminous ruby colour and complex nose of leather, exotic spices, autumn leaves, licorice and cocoa powder. The palate is lively with bright notes of cherry and tea leaves accompanied by vibrant acid and chalky tannins. It’s drinking quite well now, but as with any quality Barolo, this’ll age beautifully for another decade.
“A rich, earthy Barolo with lots of strawberry, earth, tar and licorice character. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a decadent finish. Drink or hold.”
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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.