2016 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Castellero (750ml) Pre-Arrival

2016 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Castellero (750ml) Pre-Arrival

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"These are some of the finest Barolos I have tasted from Claudio Fenocchio, the single-vineyard wines in particular are terrific. Over recent years, Fenocchio's Barolos have often shown signs of brilliance, but they have also been inconsistent. The lineup of 2016s is impressive, although I did find the straight Barolo less interesting, both relative to the best wines in the range and also its peer group." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

"Rose, wild berry, baking-spice aromas mingle with whiffs of menthol. Linear and structured, the vibrant palate delivers raspberry, orange zest, cinnamon and tobacco set against tightly knit, refined tannins while bright acidity keeps it balanced and energized. Drink 2024–2036." 94 points - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2020)

"The 2016 Barolo Castellero captures so much of what makes this site special. Mint, lavender, blood orange, raspberry and chalk notes give he 2016 striking aromatic brightness to play off its translucent, mid-weight feel. A wine of tremendous fascinating complexity, the Castellero will delight readers who enjoy classically-built Barolos. The Castellero is perhaps not quite as deep as the most complete wines in this lineup, but that is really splitting hairs at this level." 93+ points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, June 2020)

"Aromas of strawberries and spices and hints of wet earth follow through to a medium body with firm, silky tannins and a long, driven finish, Better after 2022." 93 points - James Suckling (27 Jun, 2020)