2013, Luciano Sandrone, Barolo Aleste

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 97

Drinking Dates: 2019-2040

Critic: Monica Larner

Tasted: 31-Aug-2017

There is more purple and black fruit in the 2015 Barolo Aleste compared to past vintages from Luciano Sandrone and also fewer of those floral accents that characterize the Cannubi Boschis where this fruit comes from. All the same, the bouquet comes off equally as intense and as generous as ever, if not more so. This wine also seems ready from an aromatic point of view, even if it needs some extra time to reverberate in the mouth. It is compact and firm, with good, meaty fruit, and it's refreshingly expansive in scope.