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2008 Elio Altare Barolo

  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • JS 93
  • RP 93
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2008 Elio Altare Barolo

JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2012
A balanced Barolo with dried berries and cherries with hints of strawberries. Full body yet reserved and refined. Very silky. Lovely now. This year the two vineyards from Castiglione Falleto and Serralunga really gave the... A balanced Barolo with dried berries and cherries with hints of strawberries. Full body yet reserved and refined. Very silky. Lovely now. This year the two vineyards from Castiglione Falleto and Serralunga really gave the quality in this wine. Excellent.
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
The 2008 Barolo is loaded with finesse and grace. Dark red cherries flowers spices mint and minerals are some of the nuances that flow from this beautifully delineated gorgeous Barolo. Floral notes reappear to frame the... The 2008 Barolo is loaded with finesse and grace. Dark red cherries flowers spices mint and minerals are some of the nuances that flow from this beautifully delineated gorgeous Barolo. Floral notes reappear to frame the sublime finish. Altare's straight Barolo doesn't get as much recognition as some of his other wines but it is once again fabulous in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Displays richness and a well of black cherry and blackberry fruit, shaded by vanilla and toast. Balanced, yet set firmly in the modern camp, with wood and grape tannins mingling on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2028... Displays richness and a well of black cherry and blackberry fruit, shaded by vanilla and toast. Balanced, yet set firmly in the modern camp, with wood and grape tannins mingling on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2028. – BS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2011
Good deep medium red. Black cherry flowers graphite and brown spices on the nose along with a youthful medicinal aspect. Silky and suave in the mouth with lovely sweet fruit supported by harmonious acidity. Less... Good deep medium red. Black cherry flowers graphite and brown spices on the nose along with a youthful medicinal aspect. Silky and suave in the mouth with lovely sweet fruit supported by harmonious acidity. Less obviously structured than the 2007 version but there's plenty of energy here. And this is downright Burgundian in style.