2006 BAROLO Vigneto Albarella Andrea Oberto
||Origin: Italy, Piedmont
Lea & Sandeman review
The Albarella 'cru' is grown on clay soil, and as such gives a great deal of power to this Barolo. Tight, with very finely grained oak, the wine opens in the mouth with such expression and length, and just a hint of a feral note to the aromatic, powerful fruit. This will benefit from a few more years in bottle.
Other reviews and comments
I am somewhat surprised to see Andrea Oberto present his 2006 Barolo Vigneto Albarella last in this series, as it is the least complex and pedigreed of his single-vineyard Barolos in this vintage. Still, it must be said the wine showed exceptionally well considering it followed wines from two of Piedmont’s undisputed grands crus. The 2006 Barolo Albarella (from a vineyard in Barolo) is elegant and graceful in its red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol. The tannins remain firm and overall the wine conveys a two rather than three-dimensional expression of Nebbiolo. Ideally, it is best enjoyed over the medium-term. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2022.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Subtly aromatic potpourri nose with violets, dark fruit, tobacco and ripe plums. Traditional style with juicy acidity, quite sturdy tannins and well-integrated oak. Great potential - a benchmark, polished Barolo. Complex. Drink 2012-2020.
Decanter Award 5*****
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