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2001 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (11/1/2006)

Tasted at VinItalyUSA last week. One of the best Barolo at this event. I liked this better than the 1999 vintage that I had last year. There was a little alcohol on the nose but nothing that distracted from the wine. An integrated and balanced wine. An earthy character with marinated mushroom notes among the cherry and plum. Long finish. 92-93 points.

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Vino, I have number of the 2000. Have you ever tried that vintage?

I actually had a bottle of the 2000 Chiarlo Barolo last night. Not the Tortoniano, but their regular bottling. Very nice wine. Nice aromas and flavors of plum, mushrooms, and spice. Decent tannins. After an hour in the decanter, it softened up nicely. Not as full-bodied as I would have expected. $60 on the restaurant's wine list, so I'd give it a thumbs up for value.
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