2015 michele chiarlo, barolo, cerequio
Why We're Buying
Michele Chairlo does justice to Piedmont’s best-known grape. The estate’s Barolo Cerequio comes with a beautiful ruby red hue that’s teeming with black raspberry, cherry, and licorice flavors. The 100% nebbiolo has an enviable collection of hardware, including the 2006 Golden Star from Vinibuoni d'Italia and the 2005 vintage gold from the International Wine Challenge.
Rose, wild berry, rosemary and eucalyptus are just some of the aromas you'll find on this fantastic, fragrant red. On the elegant, linear palate, fine-grained, polished tannins accompany raspberry compote, ripe Morello cherry, licorice and chopped mint. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2021–2030.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The fruit in the 2015 Barolo Cerequio is darker than in the Cannubi, and there is more spice, cured tobacco and dried blackberry. You'll find a lot more muscle and power here, too: This is a good Barolo for braised beef. There is great structure and a heavier flavor footprint on the palate, along with more grit in the mouth and a tannic bite. This wine was not produced in the difficult 2014vintage.
Wine & Spirits
This wine aged in tonneaux for two years, gaining notes of sweet spice and toasted vanilla that enrich the warm strawberry and cherry flavors. It feels plush and ripe, ready for a rich braised lamb shoulder.
Very attractive combination of dark-berry, light toasted-oak, tree-bark and rose-petal aromas now. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with super richness and freshness at the same time. Try in 2022.