Mauro Veglio Barolo 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
This Barolo is made from the grapes grown in our youngest and most vigorous vineyards in the townships of La Morra and Monforte d’Alba, and vinified as it was in the past for a balanced harmony of its diverse characteristics.
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.
Rather easygoing Barolo with some nice red-fruit character that gets a little washed away on the palate. Some firm tannin, but a little short for now.
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.