The 2016 Barolo is Here at Last
Finally, some good news we can all get behind – Barolo’s latest offering is one for the ages.
“2016 was the vintage we were all waiting for” – Luca Currado, Barolo producer in Castiglione Falletto.
One could argue that the wines of Barolo are as good as ever today. Certainly greater attention in the vineyards and cellars have brought about necessary changes to not only improve the quality of the wines, but also render them more approachable upon release.
Mother Nature has played a role in this equation as well, overseeing this territory with beautiful weather in most years since the mid-1990s, with the decade of the 2010s being especially blessed with a beneficial climate. The newly released offerings of Barolo from the 2016 vintage, a year that was particularly notable, are clearly among the finest examples of this celebrated red in the past 20 years, and are must-buys for any serious Barolo lover.
Marcarini del Comune di La Morra This is a new Barolo for Marcarini, a blend of fruit from several sites in La Morra. Classic Barolo aromas, finely tuned acidity, medium-weight tannins and subtle wood notes. An excellent value. Enjoy over the next 7-10 years.
Luigi Einaudi Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi Great fruit purity, ideal ripeness, very good acidity and very subtle wood notes. Harmonious and charming, with silky tannins, this beautifully reflects its origins. 12-15 years.
By Tom Hyland | wine-searcher.com
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