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2017 Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto

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February 26, 2023 - $42



96James Suckling

Attractive sweet berries with some wet-earth, crushed-stone and lavender undertones. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a tight, linear tannin backbone...tight, integrated and polished. A fantastic Castelletto.

94Vinous / IWC

Red/purplish fruit, blood orange, mint, spice and lavender all grace this beautifully translucent, expressive Barolo...all the elements are impeccably balanced.

93+ The Wine Advocate

Dried flowers, potpourri and aromas of crushed stone open the bouquet...nicely balanced...shows some heat, intensity and density but also leaves room for nuanced tones of spice, crushed white pepper and limestone.

92Wine Spectator

Harmonious and well laced with cherry and berry fruit flavors... Tar, menthol and tobacco accents gather on the finish.

92Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of woodland berries, French oak, coconut and menthol lead the nose. Reflecting the aromas, the full-bodied palate offers dried cherry, blood orange, licorice and roasted coffee bean set against assertive, close-grained tannins that grip the close.

17Jancis Robinson

Tea leaves, shy cherry and a suggestion of garden herbs. Brooding cherry-liqueur note and a hint of gingerbread. Concentrated palate with bags of sweet-sour cherry fruit and lots of coating tannins.


Italy, Piedmont, Barolo

Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wine appellations. In fact many cognoscenti of Italian wines consider Barolo to be the apex of Italian winemaking. Barolo is sometimes referred to as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” partly because until the mid-19th century Piedmont was owned by the noble House of Savoy, the historic rulers of northwestern Italy. And the Savoys had a taste for Nebbiolo. Nestled into the rolling hills of Langhe, the Barolo DOCG includes 11 communes, one of which is the town of Barolo. There are 4,200 vineyard acres in the appellation and since the late 19th century growers have tried to identify their best vineyards. By marketing some vineyards as better quality than others, Barolo producers have followed the Burgundian custom of making single vineyard, or “cru” vineyard bottlings. As in neighboring Barbaresco, the Barolo DOCG requires that wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. Barolo was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to DOCG status in 1980. Barolos must be aged at least three years, at least two of those years in wood. Barolos are tannic and robust and generally need at least five years to soften into complex, earthy wines.


Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.