Wine Advocate 91 - The Elio Altare 2014 Barolo Arborina normally sees short skin maceration times (of about three days), but they were cut even shorter in this challenging vintage in order to preserve the primary fruit freshness of the wine. I was struck by the immediate and accessible quality of fruit here that seems very generous and open, even at this young stage. In fact, I have reduced the drinking window to about ten years as a result. The wine wraps thickly over the palate with ripe cherry and prune. The tannins are ripe and soft.
Color: Very intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Nose: Fresh nose , rose petals, flowers, ethereal, light, sweet. Taste: Warm and elegant, with smooth but intense tannins. Serving suggestion: Red meats, game, aged cheese.