Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2012
Wine AdvocateWith fruit sourced from various points within the Castiglione Falletto township, the 2012 Barolo Castiglione continues on its promise to offer a solid drinking experience based purely on quality Nebbiolo. This wine speaks more to the specific qualities of Nebbiolo, more than vineyard site. It opens to a dark garnet color with young aromas of cherry and spice. Elegant balsam notes of mint and licorice add a sharper sense of definition. This is a solid-drinking Barolo for the near and medium term.
Wine SpectatorA spicy version, with sandalwood- and vanilla-tinged cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco flavors. Balanced toward the tannins, yet elegant overall, leaving a firm, dry finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 5,800 cases made.