(2011 Vintage) The 2011 Dolcetto d-Alba is quite pretty in this vintage. Freshly cut flowers, spices, mint and licorice jump from the glass, adding quite a bit of complexity to the expressive varietal dark fruit. Utterly vinous and delicious, Altare's Dolcetto is a model of elegance and refinement. If you-ve ever wondered what a winery smells like during crush, this is it. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
International Wine CellarRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep purple colour, opulent, intense, yet accessible. Beautifully scented, with depth and charm in a brilliant package. Richly flavoured, spicy, full-blown.