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Elio Altare Langhe Arborina 2009




Deep, garnet red in color, this Arborina has a fine, complex nose with ample, deep aromas of ripe cherry, mint, pepper, and coffee. Dry on the palate with a warm, soft mouth-feel this Barolo is packed with rich flavors. Lusty and ripe tannins are in great balance in this harmonious wine with a great finish.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Langhe
Brand Elio Altare
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Langhe Arborina (Nebbiolo) jumps from the glass with freshly cut flowers, red berries and mint. This energetic, impeccable wine boasts incredible class and sheer elegance. It is a gorgeous wine full of energy and polish. Here, too, it is evident Nebbiolo did better than Barbera in 2009. The oak needs time to settle and the overtness of the fruit needs to melt away a bit before the 2009 enters its early peak of maturity. This is a great showing from Altare. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2029.

Antonio Galloni, April 2012
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorMarked by plenty of rich cherry up front, this red is dense, with muscular tannins that leave a tough impression for now. Balanced by a sweet fruit finish. Best from 2014 through 2020. 180 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2013