Characteristics: fascinating, ethereal, complex bouquet.
Typical notes of juniper, anise, sweet tobacco and delicate spices. Taste: ample, harmonious, with a long and pleasant aftertaste.
Life cycle: already open and harmonious after 3-4 years, it continues developing extraordinarily well for up to 8-10 years, maintaining for a long time the features acquired
Serving temperature: 18-19° C.
Accompaniments: a stupendous wine for roasts, game and ripe cheese.
"Has lots of plum aromas, with a tea and cedar undertone. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a medium finish. Best after 2008. 7,000 cases made. –JS" -Rated 87, Wine Spectator
"Chiarlo’s 2003 Barolo Tortoniano reveals an attractive ripeness supported by firm, yet well-balanced tannins, with an added touch of sweetness from the oak. This lovely, delicate Barolo is made in a feminine style, and should be consumed over the medium-term. Anticipated maturity 2008-2015.
Michele Chiarlo owns plots in some of the area’s best vineyards. In past vintages the wines have been all over the map in terms of quality so its nice to see him bounce back with these strong releases." -Rated 88, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate