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Michele Chiarlo 2009
Medium bodied, bright cherries, medium light tannins with nice acidity and good balance. Almost burgundian in flavor profile.
Decent wine, but leaves a bit of a harsh burning feeling in the back of the throat.
Nice easy red wine for the price.
Strong wood spice on the nose, as well as espresso, dark chocolate and black cherry. On the palate, it's tart and acidic. Flavors of blackberry, plum and pomegranate, all fresh. Hints of flowers. Very youthful, needs more time to relax. 3/10/12
Nice floral notes. Earthy, roasty blue and purple fruit on the nose. Crisp, tart and berry-accented with good fruit and medium body. Easy drinking, soft red berry fruit. Clean and nice. Sour, tart finish. 88 pts. 12/15/12
Sweet blackberry, plum and pomegranate fruit is fresh and vibrant as this red unfolds ... Drink now through 2018. -BS
I was looking for Bonny Doon's Muscat, but the store didn't have it and recommended this. For a sweet wine, it is very good. It has a nice honey peach flavor. I prefer moderately sweet wines-this is too sweet.
External Reviews for Michele Chiarlo
The 2008 Barbera drsquo;Asti Superiore Le Orme offers up dark red fruit, flowers, licorice and spices, showing good depth and fine overall harmony. Clean, mineral notes frame the pretty finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2013.
The estatersquo;s 2007 Barbera drsquo;Asti Superiore Le Orme is a mid-weight offering with good definition and focus in its perfumed red berries. This refined, subtle wine offers good balance in an approachable, feminine style. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2012.
Plum skin and cherry aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with good fruit and a citrus and strawberry aftertaste. Drink now.
Robert Parker 91 Points Michele Chiarlo is one of Piemonte's truly great winemakers. The family owns 60 hectares of vineyards in three of the classic growing areas - Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi. Stefano Chiarlo heads the technical staff overseeing the vineyards and viticulture. Stefano's ethos can be summed up thus: a balanced or rigorous pruning depending on the oenological goals, a technique of guided pest control using products with no environmental impact, meticulous manual thinning-out of the grape clusters, tuffing between the rows and no use of anti-mould products. Michele Chiarlo wines continue to win awards worldwide. Grapes : 100% Nebbiolo Region : Italy / Piedmont / Barbaresco DOCG Maker : Stefano Chiarlo & Gianni Meleni Notes : Full, elegant and aristocratic with a hint of green peppercorns and spice in the background. Serve : Game, roast meats, and mature cheese. ABV : 13.50%
Winemaker Notes - typical are the hints of citrus fruit, lime blossom and minerals; its freshness on the palate, fragrance and well-balanced spirituousness make it a very elegant wine.
This is very jammy, with lots of blackberry and raspberry. Full and soft, with plenty of fruit on the finish. Straightforward and delicious. Drink now.
Minerally, with hints of berry and aromatic bark. Medium-bodied, with a tangy fruit palate and fresh finish. Bargain Barbera for everyone. Drink now.
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Pure, ripe plum and strawberry fruit flavors underscored by a crisp acidic note and a hint of earth mark this charming, succulent wine, set in a supple texture supported by sweet, soft tannins.
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