Elio Altare Barolo Cerretta Vigna Bricco 2011
Color: Very intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Nose: Fresh to the nose with mature fruits, spicy, tobacco, darker fruits, and licorice. Taste: Warm and elegant, with minty and spicy notes. Serving suggestion: Red meats, aged cheese.
There is ample fruit here, more focused on plum than cherry, along with notes of leather, tar, mineral and medicinal herbs. Rangy and powerful, finishing complex and long. Best from 2020 through 2033. 450 cases made. -BS