Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2019

$295.00

Deep bass notes. And for all that, Sandrone’s signature of intense aromatics with a compote of red fruits, crushed flowers, mocha, polished wood, tobacco and clove. Slightly rounder in shape, than the Le Vigne, with a bigger, more muscular stature. Pure and supple, the tannins more resolved, with autumnal notes, campfire, sage and sweet cherry. Haunting and long, a quiet more reticent fade. Masculine. Waters Wine Co

 

“Camphor, forest floor, cedar and rose aromas come to the forefront on Sandrone’s stunning 2019 Barolo Aleste. It’s racy and youthfully austere, delivering red cherry, pomegranate, star anise, cedar and white pepper framed in tightly wound, fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and beautifully balanced. This needs several years to fully unwind and shows serious aging potential. Drink 2029–2049.” 98 points, Kerin O’Keefe, kerinokeefe.com

 

“The 2019 Barolo Aleste is another stellar wine from Sandrone. Like Le Vigne, the Aleste is a tightly wound ball of energy. Dark cherry, mocha, plum, licorice and lavender all race across the palate. This racy, but youthfully austere Barolo has a ton to offer. There’s more density and a darker profile than in the Le Vigne, sort of like a soloist to Le Vigne’s orchestra.” 97 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

 

“Aleste is a contraction of the names Alessia and Stefano, grandchildren of the late Luciano Sandrone. With fruit from Cannubi Boschis, the 2019 Barolo Aleste shows important richness and structure. This is the proverbial Barolo with a capital B. It reveals thick layers of dark fruit, cherry and spice. It shows sweet tannins and impactful texture. When tasting at the winery, Le Vigne is usually served first, and Aleste comes after that. Both wines promise a very long aging window.” 97 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

 

 

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