We've been missing a Barolo from our portfolio and have been searching high and low for one displaying the required quality. We have found one quite close to home - from Aurelio Settimo whose Langhe Nebbiolo Aurelio Settimo Langhe Nebbiolo 2011
we have been enjoying for some time. I also stock the 2013 vintage of the Langhe Nebbiolo
Our full tasting note is work in progress but in summary this is a fantastic Barolo from a single vineyard
, Le Rocche dell'Annuziata di la Morra, considered to be of Grand Cru stature
. It has the classic rose perfume on the nose
with cherries and hints of raspberry. The texture is silky smooth. Very elegant
.This lovely wine is also available as a one-bottle gift pack
Recommended to drink with game, goose, steak, braised beef, delicately flavoured offal, mushrooms and milder cheeses including goats' and sheeps' cheese
"This garnet-red wine with ruby hues has an intense nose hinting at spices and liquorice. Well-structured and supple, with appealing tannins and good balance."
17.5 points Jancis Robinson Oct 2013
"Just mid ruby with bright orange rim. A little like Mostarda – candied fruit in mustard syrup – and a little chalky. Liquorice. Elegant with vibrant acidity and embryonic sweet fruit and well balanced but firm tannins. Classic."
95 points James Suckling Jan 2013