Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2014
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Made with grapes hailing from the firm's celebrated Cerequio and Cannubi vineyards, this exceptional Barolo opens with enticing scents of rose, violet and woodland berry. The elegant palate shows great tension and energy, delivering cranberry, pomegranate, aromatic herb and baking spice framed in taut, silky tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2019-2029.
Aromas of cinnamon, eucalyptus and licorice give way to cherry flavors, yet this red is more about the savory, balsamic elements. Smooth initially, followed by tannins that come to the fore on the lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2038.
This 2014 Barolo Tortoniano is reflective of the cold and difficult vintage. With dark and spicy fruit, it is a simply layered and one-dimensional expression. I would recommend drinking this Barolo within the next 10 years.