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.
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