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Colour: Red
Producer: Elio Altare
Region: Italy
Appellation: Barolo
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Barolo, Arborina, 2005

1 case
Equiv. £96.67 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Elio’s flagship wine. This seems, momentarily, reserved and brooding on the first approach but rather like a tightly-coiled spring, it soon bounces into action, bursting with gripping, powerful blueberry, bramble, currant skin and cherry fruit, while flavoursome and refreshing rock salt notes complement the exquisite fruit flavours. This shows ample richness and complexity for a top Barolo but the overriding sensation is of clarity and freshness.

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