Barolo CERETTA Elio ALTARE 2008 DOCG 96 PP
Wine Advocate 96
"The 2008 Barolo Vigna Bricco Cerretta shows the muscle of Serralunga within the context of the year. Dark red fruit, flowers, licorice and tar are some of the notes that emerge from this refined Barolo. There is plenty of density in the glass. The 2008 is rich, deep and virile all the way through to the finish. There is plenty of Serralunga character here. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033.
This is a stellar set of wines from Elio Altare. The 2008 Nebbioli were brought in between October 7 and 10, which is a bit late for this estate. The 2008s have a Pinot-like sweetness that is incredibly appealing. Experiments with a fully destemmed Barolo continue. It will be interesting to see how those wines develop over the coming years, but so far the results are intriguing, to say the least." ~ AG
" The Cerretta is the newest addition to Elio Altare's lineup and was first produced in 2005. Located in Serralunga, the vineyard plays host to some of Barlo's greatest names, including Giacomo Conterno.