vietti barolo castiglione 2016
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Plenty of perfume here with abundant roses and violets, as well as spice-dusted red cherries and hints of orange rind. The palate has depth and density with a sense of power and detail to the tannins. Long, dense and fresh.
Wine Advocate: 94 Points
The Barolo Castiglione is a soft and elegant expression with marked freshness and delineated fruit. Indeed, Luca Currado maintains that was not a hot vintage per se, and any jammy notes that might appear in the vintage may have to do with an overzealous approach to leaf pulling during the summer season. Old habits die hard, he says, and leaving the leaves intact contributes to the color stabilization of the wine and the successful management of its acidity. From an analytical point of view, this wine does flaunt that much-needed inner crispness. It adds focus and sharpness to the layers of dark, succulent fruit that appear on first nose.
Wine Spectator: 91 Points
This is sleek and tightly wound, displaying cherry, currant, leafy tobacco and iron flavors. A firm grip locks down the finish, with a lingering element of sweet fruit. Best from 2022 through 2033.