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2008 Elio Altare Barolo Vigneto Arborina
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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Bright, dark red.  Black cherry, menthol and minerals on the nose.  Ripe, suave and sweet in the mouth; less fleshy but more minerally than the 2007.  Best today on the dry, slowly mounting, rather powerful finish, which features very fresh fruits and strong minerality, good fine-grained tannins and a sexy emerging sweetness.  This should make a smooth and elegant drink in seven or eight years.

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

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