2016 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio (750ml)

2016 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio (750ml)

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From the beginning, Michele Chiarlo has directly managed or personally overseen every aspect in the productions of his wines. They are 100% family owned and run with top historical singles vineyards in Barolo, Barbaresco & Barbera.

Michele Chiarlo owns three choice parcels in the cru of Cerequio, a beautiful amphitheater of vines that lies on the boundary between the townships of La Morra and Barolo, in the same ridge that houses Brunate. 

"The 2016 Barolo Cerequio is born in the vineyard cru that best represents the excellent winemaking efforts of the Michele Chiarlo team. The estate owns a beautiful boutique hotel and restaurant in the middle of the vineyard and fittingly uses this spot for most public functions. This is a terrific expression, showing the power and balance of the vintage with pretty accents of wild fruit, rose and dark earth that render volume and intensity to the wine's overall performance." 96+ points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2020)

"Fragrant purple flower, dark-skinned berry, chopped mint and pipe tobacco are just some of the aromas you'll find on this captivating red. The delicious palate combines structure, finesse and earthiness, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, licorice and truffle framed in taut, fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it youthfully focused and well balanced. Drink 2024–2036." 96 points / Cellar Selection - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, Sep 2020)

"Loads of roasted chestnuts, glazed cherries, licorice and dried rosemary. Excellent depth and concentration here; think dried berries and forest floor. Tightly strung with raw, powerful tannins and lots of flavor. Long and chewy on the finish. Drink from 2024." 96 points - James Suckling (10 Sep, 2019)