Sandrone - Barolo Aleste 2019 (750ml)

 
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Price: $180.00

Producer Sandrone
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2019
Sku 6468
Size 750ml

Kerin O'Keefe: 98 Points

Camphor forest floor cedar and rose aromas come to the forefront on Sandrone?s stunning 2019 Barolo Aleste. It?s racy and youthfully austere delivering red cherry pomegranate star anise cedar and white pepper framed in tightly wound fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and beautifully balanced. This needs several years to fully unwind and shows serious aging potential. Drink 2029?2049. Abv: 14.5% Kerin O?Keefe June 2023 ©kerinokeefe.com

Wine Advocate: 97 Points

Aleste is a contraction of the names Alessia and Stefano grandchildren of the late Luciano Sandrone. With fruit from Cannubi Boschis the 2019 Barolo Aleste shows important richness and structure. This is the proverbial Barolo with a capital B. It reveals thick layers of dark fruit cherry and spice. It shows sweet tannins and impactful texture. When tasting at the winery Le Vigne is usually served first and Aleste comes after that. Both wines promise a very long aging window. Luciano Sandrone died in January 2023 after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Luciano Sandrone was a transformational figure in Barolo who helped to elevate the wine to the worldwide status it enjoys today. For those of us who regularly tasted with him he will be remembered for his kind smile the love he showed for his family his quest for quality and that bright blue apron that seemed permanently affixed to his torso. Winemaking will be continued by his brother Luca who joined the winery in 1992. Luciano's daughter Barbara manages the commercial side of the business. His granddaughter Alessia has recently joined Luca in the cellars and his grandson Stefano continues his university studies. Our deepest condolences go to the entire Sandrone family. Published: Aug 24 2023

Vinous: 97 Points

The 2019 Barolo Aleste is another stellar wine from Sandrone. Like Le Vigne the Aleste is a tightly wound b

Wine Enthusiast: 97 Points

The nose on the Aleste is beguiling and seductive with aromas of wild red and black fruits clove anise rose and wild herbs. Though generous the wine is holding back just a tad asking you to cellar it. Black cherries oolong tea wildflowers and sandalwood all show up on the beautifully crafted palate. Drink 2028?2040. ? Jeff Porter

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