Vietti Barolo 'Lazzaritto' 2016
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Vietti Barolo 'Lazzaritto' 2016

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The 2016 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito is a deep garnet red in color. Richly rounded with a robust and velvety texture; intensely aromatic with hints of figs and plums. Elegant with soft and sweet tannins, followed by a long finish. Pair this wine alongside game, red meats, & cheese.

99 Points - Wine & Spirits     Rooted in the clay-limestone soils of this south- west-facing slope, Vietti’s Lazzarito vines grew a 2016 with muscular tannins, framing flavors of dark cherry and raspberry tinged with notes of menthol and blood orange. This wine is compelling for its raw power and energy, and for the verticality and freshness of its chiseled tannins, set to develop over the next decade and beyond.

98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate     Drawing its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, the Vietti 2016 Barolo Lazzarito is built like a pyramid. It is grounded by a thick base of robust fruit and power and soars upward in intensity thanks to its beautifully lifted bouquet. It reveals direct and solid lines with blackberry, plum, spice, tar, licorice, candied orange peel and truffle-infused earth. A second wave of aromas offers dark minerals and ferrous qualities such as iron ore and rust. Baroli from Serralunga d'Alba are often in a category apart thanks to their richness and sheer fruit weight. With extra aeration, Lazzarito delivers mint, balsam herb or Fernet-Branca

95 Points - Wine Spectator     Juniper, sage, green tea, cherry and tar flavors mark this savory red, which is rich, backed by a bracing structure, yet remains balanced and long on the finish. Very pure and vibrant, with a fine matrix of tannins. Best from 2024 through 2043.

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