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2006 Elio Altare Barolo
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009

(mostly declassified fruit from Arborina; there was no Brunate in 2006 due to hail) Good deep red with ruby highlights. Expressive aromas of raspberry, marzipan, tobacco and underbrush. Dense and sweet, with lovely depth to its raspberry and cherry flavors and plenty of framing energy. Just a tad dry on the aftertaste, but this is impressive for normale

92 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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