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Michele Chiarlo 2000
A brilliant ruby-red wine with an intense yet airy, vinous bouquet and a medium-bodied, bone-dry robustness that is exceptionally pleasant on the palate. The best vintages, with age, tend to garnet in color, and show a velvety, harmonious quality of considerable elegance. Wine maker notes Michele Chiarlo selects his Barbera d’Asti from the best of these vineyards planted in older vines and harvested at peak maturity. Vinified at the Chiarlo cellars in Calamandrana, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then aged a least one year in oak.
Editorial Reviews for Michele Chiarlo
Very pretty on the nose, with aromas of soft cherry, fresh herbs, shoe polish and braised fennel accented with hints of roses and iron. Silky on entry, this shows fine balance with a nice transparent core of wild cherry fruit accented with hints of leather and medicinal herbs. Rather light on its feet, this tapers off on a soft finish rich soil tones, if a touch short but rather elegant. Some harder tannins do appear on the finish, but they are well buffered on the palate, boding well for several years of positive development. Very finely textured. 87 points
Simple wine. Good buy for the $. Would drink again.
External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo
A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barbera dAsti la Court 750ml
Very earthy aromas with exotic fruit and leather. Hints of porcini. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Beautiful tannins. Best after 2006. 330 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Brunate 750ml
Chiarlo s major Barbera property is half of a very large estate which he divided with Piero Antinori. It is in an exceptional spot in Agliano d Asti something which is easily perceptible in the 2000 Barbera d Asti La Court. Deep ruby and with very ripe plum and berry fruit and an important spiciness from the oak it is lush sweet very smooth and caressing on the palate but deep and with an important volume and length as well. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2010. -DT Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Chiarlo's major Barbera property is half of a very large estate which he divided with Piero Antinori. It is in an exceptional spot in Agliano d'Asti, something which is easily perceptible in the 2000 Barbera d'Asti La Court. Deep ruby and with very r... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barbera dAsti la Court 750ml
The 2000 Barolo Cerequio is expansive and defined in its notes of licorice, roses, and mint, pleasurable in its roundness and sweetness, but less ample and textured than the better previous vintages of the wine. Drink: 2005-2014. Perhaps I am being a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio 750ml