• ST: 94

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  • WA: 91

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    91

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  • WS: 95

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Elio Altare Barolo Vigneto Arborina 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

90 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (all nebbiolo) Ruby-red. Reticent aromas of roasted cherry, fresh herbs, brown spices and nutty oak; hints of nebbiolo surmaturite Fat, rich, broad and sweet, but not yet as filled in as the Larigi or La Villa bottlings. Showing its 14.9% alcohol today, not to mention its oak element. But this powerful wine is extremely backward today and more about earthy, nutty, herbal terroir than about primary fruit. Finishes with huge, ripe, furry tannins that will require patience.

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90 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (all nebbiolo) Ruby-red. Reticent aromas of roasted cherry, fresh herbs, brown spices and nutty oak; hints of nebbiolo surmaturite Fat, rich, broad and sweet, but not yet as filled in as the Larigi or La Villa bottlings. Showing its 14.9% alcohol today, not to mention its oak element. But this powerful wine is extremely backward today and more about earthy, nutty, herbal terroir than about primary fruit. Finishes with huge, ripe, furry tannins that will require patience.

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