WOTW: Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio, 2010

In a nutshell: A push-the-boat-out 95-point wine that’s classy yet restrained.

The producer: The Chiarlo style has always been to produce elegant and complex wines using the great indigenous grapes of Piedmont, imbibing them with that ability to age and highlighting all the characteristics of the vineyards and soil from which they claim their origin.

The wine: In the cellar, winemakers Stefano Chiarlo and Gianni Meleni pursue the goal of being faithful to the Chiarlo style: a moderate and careful use of wood so that the varietal and the soil characteristics remain evident.

Tasting note: Elegant and complex with notes of balsamic, mint and fruit jam. Well-structured and rich with great character on the palate.

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