A spicy style, with a core of cherry and berry fruit augmented by eucalyptus, tobacco, iron and toasty oak notes. This has intensity, yet ends on the elegant side, courtesy of vibrant acidity.
The 2018 Barolo Tortiano is very nicely done. Gentle touches of spice, crushed flowers, mocha, orange peel and red berry fruit give this aromatic, open-knit Barolo plenty of charm. Best of all, the 2018 will drink well with minimal cellaring.
Rich red berries, thickened up with sous-bois notes. Medium-bodied with light tannins and a touch of firmness to the finish. Give it a year. Best from 2023.
The Michele Chiarlo 2018 Barolo Tortoniano reveals a hint of vintage ripeness with dried raspberry and cherry behind grilled herb and anise seed. The Tortoniano is tight and firm now in its youth with some mild tannic astringency that will surely relax with just a few more years of bottle age. The wine needs four or five years to flesh out and gain in volume.
New leather, truffle and camphor aromas mingle with a whiff of wild berries on this earthy red. The ripe, accessible palate doles out fleshy black cherry, crushed raspberry, culinary spice and game alongside taut, fine-grained tannins.