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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013
(this is the current release of Altare's Barolo from Serralunga, which he holds back an extra two years because "it's undrinkable when young"): Good deep red. Cool, closed nose hints at menthol. Dense, sweet and powerful but still quite primary, with a distinctly high pitch to its black cherry, violet and menthol flavors. Finishes saline, very long and tannic, with impressive medicinal reserve. And much drier on the back end than it is in the middle palate. This wine could hardly be more different from Altare's lusher Barolos from La Morra.