Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2013
The sweet fruit and solid structure play off each other as this evolves. Starts with floral, cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, melding into the firm, resonant tannins as the finish extends. Complex, balanced and set for a long life. Best from 2022 through 2036. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,150 cases made.
This wine is an achievement in the fact alone that it represents Nebbiolo sourced from all 11 townships within the greater Barolo appellation. I can't think of any other producer capable of such a feat. The 2013 Barolo Undicicomuni is a dark and savory expression with black currant, plum, spice, tar and licorice. The mouthfeel is textured and balanced, with sweet cherry on the close.
Iris, leather and scorched earth aromas come together on this. The savory palate offers crushed raspberry, cinnamon and star anise alongside velvety tannins. Drink 2019-2025.