This is a beautiful wine that showcases the classic characteristics of the harvest. The 2013 Barolo opens to sassy spice and cinnamon with dark fruit and balsam herb. This is a firmly structured wine with a firm tannic backbone that serves to support and frame the dark and exuberant fruit found at its inner core.
Rose, violet, crushed mint and red-berry scents mingle together in the glass. On the tight palate, bright acidity and taut fine-grained tannins frame cherry, strawberry, star anise and dried herb. It’s a great introduction to this classic vintage.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
The 2013 Barolo is an expressive, elegant wine. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red cherries and chalky notes give the 2013 its distinctive high-toned profile. The tannins are incisive, but not at all intrusive. I tasted the 2013 from an approximate final blend. If the bottled wine is anything like the barrel sample, the 2013 will be terrific at this level. Today, the 2013 is delicate, aromatic and absolutely beautiful. Fruit sources are Gabutti and pieces that don't go into the single vineyard wines. The quality of the vintage at Ceretto is evident here. Range:89-91
This is a classic Barolo - light garnet in color with Barolo's quintessential aromas of roses, tart cherries, and hints of truffles. Ceretto's Barolo DOCG is extraordinarily approachable now, but it will continue to reward the patient wine drinker as it evolves over the course of several years.
Pair this wine with grilled steaks, Lyonnaise sauces, duck confit, and beef negimaki entrees.
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