Mauro Veglio Barolo 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Color: ruby red of medium intensity and garnet red hues
Aroma: intense, harmonic, with ethereal and captivating nuances and a final note of red fruit
Flavor: warm, balanced, with good persistence; already drinking well. Finishes with polished tannins and a delicate vanilla aftertaste
The 2018 Barolo is a blend of fruit from Arborina and Gattera in La Morra and Castelletto in Monforte d'Alba, which are three of the estate's coolest growing sites. You get the smooth or silky disposition of fruit from La Morra blended with the power and precision of Monforte d'Alba. This wine shows nicely in this vintage thanks to dark fruit, tar, smoke and crushed rock. There is a fragrant hint of violets too.
Aromas of red berry, underbrush and oak-driven spice waft out of the glass. Elegant and already accessible, the savory palate features sour cherry, orange zest, star anise and mocha alongside chalky, drying tannins. Drink through 2028.
The 2018 Barolo is a tasty, easygoing Barolo to drink over the next 10-12 years, although it needs a bit of time to soften first. Bright red berry fruit, spice and floral notes are beautifully delineated.