Vietti Barolo Castiglione 1989

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This base bottling was a blend of many vineyards, mostly likely including Bussia, Ravera Novello, Ravera Mosconi, Bricco Boschis, Valletta, Brunell... Read more

Tight on the nose with superb rose petal aromas over a base of candied raspberries, and wild cherry that have a light jammy edge to them. Some hin... Read more

The nose quickly turned things around! What a seductive nose, absolutely fresh with wonderfully ripe red cherry fruit, and soft subtle perfumes of ... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Vietti Barolo Castiglione

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,290
4.50 5
03/16/2009

This base bottling was a blend of many vineyards, mostly likely including Bussia, Ravera Novello, Ravera Mosconi, Bricco Boschis, Valletta, Brunella, Foassati, and Ciabot Berton. This delivers above it’s paygrade with such wonderful, layered aromatics that revealed fresh herbs, sandy soil, sour cherry and currant fruit and hints of bay leaf, minerals, and briarwood. In the mouth this offered well-resolved tannins with fine focus. To the transparent, light red fruit. There were lovely notes of rosehips, roast meat and sandalwood and the palate and a haunting finale of roses in the mouth. What a steal this was. Firmly at peak but I see nothing to gain from keeping this any longer and it may have been better a few years ago. 2009-2014 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,290
4.50 5
01/19/2014

Tight on the nose with superb rose petal aromas over a base of candied raspberries, and wild cherry that have a light jammy edge to them. Some hints of buttery toast and and herbal hint of black currrant add further complexity. A bit tough and rather strict in the mouth, this is filled with mineral flavors layered over a base of dark cherry and black plum fruit with again a hint of the herbal currant like flavor. Tight, powerful and still youthful this finishes with great length and spicy, grippy tannins along with a wash of white soil tones. Still an infant, this is bound to improve. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,290
5.00 5
03/16/2009

The nose quickly turned things around! What a seductive nose, absolutely fresh with wonderfully ripe red cherry fruit, and soft subtle perfumes of herbs, flowers, menthol and sandalwood. In the mouth this saw simply silken elegance. The tannins are polished; they are like tiny buckyballs in the mouth forming a virtually seamless presence that tastily completely engulfs your mouth. There is lovely fruit and a huge rose element but that texture is phenomenal. I expect this to age rather slowly but I’m not sure it can get any better than it is now. 2009-2019 96pts


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