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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine & Spirits
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Other Info: Green Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 106166
Pale ruby color with garnet hues and powerful aromas of rich, ripe cherries with intricate complexities of spice, tea leaves and rose petals. With strong, rich tannins, crisp acidity and masculine structure, this ageworthy Barolo shows incredible finesse with excellent balance, integration and a long, lingering finish.
A rich, round version, showing black cherry and plum notes up front, backed by dense tannins. Bright and linear in profile, with briar and eucalyptus accents playing out on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2033.
The 2006 Barolo Castiglione is frighteningly outstanding, considering it is Vietti's entry-level Barolo! There is incredible density and power in the glass as waves of fruit caress the palate with tons of richness. Sweet menthol, flowers and spices add complexity to the long, stupendous finish. In 2006 the Barolo Castiglione is a blend of fruit from Bricco Fiasco (except for the lower part of that plot), Ravera, Fossati and Bricco Ravera. All of the estate's Barolo-designated vineyards that weren't bottled separately were used for that vintage's Perbacco, a selection process I wrote about extensively in my recent profile on Vietti on www.erobertparker.com. The Barolo Castiglione is usually approachable pretty much upon release, but in 2006 the wine has so much fatness it will probably benefit from a few years in bottle. Barolo is never inexpensive, but the Castiglione is as good a wine as readers will find for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026. 92+ points.
Good full red. Reticent, pure nose offers menthol, licorice and brown spices. Suave and silky but at the same time juicy, delineated and deep, with lovely lift to the flavors of red fruits, spices and menthol. A round and complex wine finishing with broad, building tannins that coat the teeth. An impressive showing for this bottling.
Blended from estate-grown fruit, this wine is aged in cask for 24 months, its texture lighter than many contemporary Barolos aged in barrique. Already expressive, with scents of fresh porcini and aniseed that last, this is easy to enjoy as a bright, simple Barolo. There's some added dimension to the finish-a touch o mystery that suggests aging the wine for a year or two. for pasta Bolognese.