Elio Altare Barolo Riserva Cerretta Vigna Bricco 2012
Very intense ruby red colour with garnet reflections. Fresh to the nose with mature fruits, spicy, tobacco, darker fruits, and licorice. The palate is warm and elegant, with minty and spicy notes.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate This is the first vintage in which this wine is being released as a Riserva. The 2012 Barolo Riserva Cerretta shows the depth, bounty and power that is almost always associated with Nebbiolo from the Serralunga d'Alba township. The wine reminds us that 2012 was characterized by a hot growing season and scorching summer. You can taste that extra fruit blackness or ripeness as a result. The mouthfeel also shows a good dose of soft succulence that enhances and widens the extremely focused and streamlined Nebbiolo taste profile.