Enticing minerality here that makes you think the fruity, savory oranges and plums grow up through the stone cracks. Expressive and ethereal at first, then the thud of fine, chalky tannins give it power and definition. Broad, long and elegant.
From one of the appellation’s best-known growing sites, the Michele Chiarlo 2020 Barbaresco Asili offers more savory spice and depth next to the Barbaresco Faset. There is a touch more power and muscle in this expression, and these two wines complement each other nicely, with the Faset showing more primary fruit and the Asili showing more texture.
This is very fresh and racy with red and blue berries, crushed violets, lavender and walnuts. Medium-bodied, structured and meaty with solid tannins, that are ripe and velvety, but still give a firm backbone to the wine. The fruit is vivid and pronounced with lots of floral and spicy notes.
The brick red colored Barbaresco from Michele Chiarlo is excellent. It opens with a very inviting maraschino cherry and cedar bouquet with hints of rose petal, teaberry, and green tea. On the palate, this wine opens with is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, savory, and rich. The flavor profile is initially a slightly tart maraschino cherry and cedar blend with notes of green tea, red currant, and baking spice. I also detected hints of loam, black licorice, and a touch of Grand Marnier. These all meld together nicely with some aeration. The finish is dry, and its moderate tannins and flavors are nicely prolonged.
This red combines bright cherry and raspberry flavors with savory elements of eucalyptus, earth, tar and tobacco. Though dense, this has a fluid feel as it builds to a long fruity, earthy and licorice aftertaste.