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2000 Elio Altare Barolo
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2004

($70) Medium red. Expressive, woodsy aromas of mocha, brown spices, dried flowers, marzipan and underbrush. Sweet, supple and impressively concentrated for a Barolo normale, with rather forward red berry and tobacco flavors. No lack of balancing acidity. Resounding finish features very good length and smooth tannins.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Excellent Wine
by LUCAS11755633
This is one of the best tasting barolos that I have had.


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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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