Wine Advocate 93 - The Elio Altare 2016 Barolo is a blend of fruit from Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra and Novello. Some 10,800 bottles were released. This is a classic interpretation of Nebbiolo that offers beautiful intensity and balance. The bouquet is pure, elegant and direct with highly distinguishable aromas of wild cherry, tobacco, earth and licorice root. It sees two years in used barrique, and this time in wood contributes to the volume and depth of the palate. The wine is almost ready to drink out of the gate, or comfortably within the next 10-year window.
Wine Spectator 92 - Solidly built, this red reveals plum, black cherry and menthol flavors, with accents of tar and spice. Dense and even a bit chunky now, yet balanced and vibrant, with fine length. Best from 2022 through 2037.
Vinous 92 - Bright and floral, with lovely aromatic top notes that give the wine energy, the 2016 Barolo is a terrific introduction to the Altare Barolos.
Lavender, rose petal, mint, spice and new leather are some of the many notes that grace this silky, mid-weight Barolo.
Keep learning »