Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2016 - Vine Republic
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Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2016
SKU: 8022534116752

Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Luciano Sandrone
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
2016 was a classic vintage of the type that combines power, elegance and drinkability. The Barolo Aleste 2016 has a penetrating dark ruby-garnet color, and aromatics that are characteristic of Nebbiolo: black cherries, rose petals, violets, licorice and a tarry underbrush element. On the palate, the wine shows the power and structure of the favored parcels on the south-east facing side of the Cannubi hill. Cannubi fruit benefits from the interlaced layers of clay and sand that constitute the hill, and the mouth is filled with black fruits, spice and mineral notes, and subtle hints of vanilla and oak, balancing the wine's inherent structure with sweetness and lift.
Wine Advocate
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The Luciano Sandrone 2016 Barolo Aleste is a very special wine for several reasons. First, we get that exceedingly smooth and seamless quality that we saw in many of the other new releases in this portfolio. This trait sums up the house style. Second, this vintage delivers impeccable intensity that transcends the various fruit, spice, earthy and ethereal components of the bouquet. That equal intensity spread across all parts of the wine is what creates those beautiful transitions. The wine is layered and rich in terms of mouthfeel with a long, fruit and spice-driven finish. The tannins are tucked in at the back, surrounded amply by the wine's textural richness and fruit weight.

Monica Larner, July 23, 2020
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The 2016 Barolo Aleste is ample, creamy and expansive in feel. But more than that, the 2016 stands out for its freshness, persistence and brilliance. In so many vintages, the Aleste (formerly known as Cannubi Boschis) has been rich and powerful in feel, but in 2016, the wine is all about finesse. The red-fruited, floral purity of Nebbiolo comes through beautifully here; I especially admire the wine's translucence. Wow.

Antonio Galloni, February 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Dark berry, exotic spice, blue-flower and menthol aromas take shape on this fragrant red. Full bodied and loaded with finesse, the firm palate doles out juicy morello cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and hints of French oak alongside firm fine-grained tannins. Drink 2024-2036.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2020