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2013 Barolo 'Castelletto'

The village of Monforte d’Alba, where the Castelletto vineyard is located, is a Barolo zone that typically produces weighty and muscular wines, similar to those from Serralunga d’Alba. So, I was surprised by lovely fragrance and elegance that emanated from Gagliardo’s bottling. Make no mistake, there was plenty of power. The sublime fruitiness and a patina of oak made the tannins fade into the background. This Barolo, at seven years of age, a joy to drink now, but those who prefer more savory nuances in their wines need to give it more time to develop



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