vietti, barolo, castiglione 2013
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93
VINOUS
93

2013 vietti, barolo, castiglione

Why We're Buying

It's hard to resist the charm of Vietti Barolo Castiglione. The 100% nebbiolo has a welcoming nose with components that fold neatly into one another. The $50 price tag and 20-year aging window make it equal parts affordable and investment-worthy.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is a terrific success story. This is the estate's bread and butter Barolo. Fruit is sourced throughout the Castiglione Falletto township. The wine is consistent and steady, offering amazing value and quality with each new release. The nose is generous and full. It imparts fresh fruit and dark cherry aromas with tar, smoke and licorice at the back. Evident structure gives the wine a firm backbone and will carry it through the next decade of cellar aging. Drink: 2019-2030. (ML) 93+

VINOUS
93

Vinous

The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is rich, powerful and intense, especially for what is the estate's entry-level Barolo. Dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather and menthol are all used together. Intense and voluptuous, the Castiglione shows the richer, more intense side of the vintage. Time in the glass helps release the aromatics and the brighter side of Nebbiolo. Quite simply, the 2013 is a super Barolo Castiglione that is starting to close the qualitative gap with the single vineyard Barolos. Drink: 2019-2043. (AG) 93+

JAMES SUCKLING
93

James Suckling

This is a very fruit-forward Barolo with lots of dried-berry and rose-petal character. Full-bodied, round and soft-textured. Generous. Drink in 2018.