(2010 Vintage) Barolo is indeed one of the world’s greatest wines, rich in history and appreciated everywhere.The production area is limited to 11 communes led by Barolo,where Michele Chiarlo owns historical vineyards. ”Tortoniano” Barolo takes its name from theTortonian geological area (La Morra and Barolo), since a part of the grapes used to produce it come from Cerequio crus and a part from surrounding vineyards. Tortonian soil is characterised by sedimentary clayey marl known as SaintAgatha, interspersed with bluish-grey sandstone,which gives rise to a Barolo of exceptional elegance and endowed with marked and complex fragrances as well as a rich taste,with delicate, highly pleasing tannins.
Very complicate wine, mineral, spices, and prune. The palate is a bit hollow of fruit, though. WL:90pts. WE 90pts by M.L. Tortoniano shows very exciting results thanks to the wine’s evident softness and richness. Aromas recall sweet Christmas spice, black cherry, licorice and rose petal but the wine really picks up speed in the mouth where you will experience a blast of chocolate and espresso. Drink 2015–2020.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 07/31/2014
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/21/2015