Elio Altare Larigi 2011
"The 2011 Langhe Larigi wraps around the palate with dark red berries, mint, sweet spices and licorice. This is an especially silky, layered Larigi that should drink well right out of the gate. A blast of dark red cherries, raspberries and rose petals lingers on the finish. The 2011 is racy and opulent, very much in the style of the year. It should enjoy a long and broad drinking window. The 2011 has incredible purity, but it is very, very young...94" AG 01/14
Editorial Reviews for Elio Altare Larigi
Three day fermentation, 100 percent new oak, for 18 months, Floral and red fruited on the nose with plenty of minty wood and toasty spice. In the mouth this is low with a certain lifeless density. There are some nice violet and blue and boysenberry fruit inner mouth perfumes along with some wood sweetness and wood tannins that cut the loose finish short. 83pts
Four and a half glasses
Lovely wine, but not worth the price, unless you have way more discretionary income than I do. You can easily match the quality of this wine at 1/3rd the price.
Barrique barbera. High acid and alcohol and a distinct black olive taste. Nose: Toasty oak & violets.
External Reviews for Elio Altare Larigi
The 2010 Langhe Larigi is made with fruit from 65-year-old Barbera vines. Inky dark in appearance it presents a deeply fruit-driven bouquet with blackberry plum and sweet cherry. It feels lovely in the mouth with rich density and a velvety texture. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. - Monica Larner Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
A hint of new oak lines the mint cherry plum and spice flavors in this suave polished red. Balanced and bright with flourishes of tar and licorice on the lingering finish. Barbera. Drink now through 2018.
Good bright red-ruby. Red berries and strong nutty oak on the nose. Sweet lush and creamy but with very good energy and cut to the sappy berry flavors. Very sexy use of oak here. Finishes tactile and long with suave tannins. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
The 2009 Langhe Larigi (Barbera) comes across as a bit understated. Dark plums cherries leather and licorice meld together nicely in the glass. Today the 2009 doesn t quite have the opulence or radiance of many wines in this vintage. Layers of expressive fruit build to the textured inviting finish. This is a very beautiful if understated Larigi. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. 92+ Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
In a modern vein exhibiting black cherry and blackberry fruit tinged with vanilla and resin flavors. The pure fruit is matched to a fluid glycerinelike texture. Fine length. Drink now through 2016.
Old vines. 18 months in new oak barrique. 100% Barbera. Concentrated violet ruby. Rather sweet and intense but with real depth and lots of fine oak. Fruit much more predominant on the palate lined with fantastic acidity. Grainy muscular tannin and beautiful spread. Can certainly age but hard to resist right now. High in alcohol but not really noticeable. 17/20 (WS) Jancis Robinson.
The 2009 Langhe Larigi (Barbera) comes across as a bit understated. Dark plums, cherries leather and licorice meld together nicely in the glass. Today the 2009 doesn't quite have the opulence or radiance of many wines in this vintage. Layers of expre... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2009 Elio Altare Vigna Larigi 750ml