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1996 Barolo, Arborina, Elio Altare-Cascina Nuova

La Morra, Piedmont

$180.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"A superpowerful Barolo marked by amazing fruit concentration. It's full-bodied, with a wonderful core of very ripe blackberry character, hints of cappuccino and a long, tannic finish. Big, age-worthy wine. Best after 2005. 480 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 12/31/2000)

Rating: 96

"Altare is a genius in terms of turning out gloriously ripe, multidimensional, complex wines. This top-notch effort is super-rich, perfumed, and pleasing to both the intellectual and hedonistic senses. Altare's 1996 Arborina vino da tavola (100% barrique-aged Nebbiolo) possesses jammy cherry scents, as well as intriguing aromas of roasted coffee, tobacco smoke, and vanilla. Ripe and full-bodied, with terrific fruit intensity and no hard edges, it is another Altare fruit bomb to enjoy over the next 5-6 years. Bravo!" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #127
(WA, 02/01/2000)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2000-2006

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