2016 Vietti Barolo Castiglione


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo

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Community Tasting Note

  • br_winelover Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 8, 2021 - 93pts. My bottle, tasted with fscov. Really young, as expected, but I decanted it for 7+ hours, which did help a lot (and I highly recommend if you want to enjoy it now, because it was totally shut for business when I opened it - probably around 90pts at that point). This is probably the best vintage of this Castiglione ever, since Vietti is constantly adding new crus to the mix, and 2016 was a great vintage.

    I got typical Barolo notes of white and red flowers on the nose, and cherries and frutti di bosco on the palate, with playfulness and elegance. Medium-bodied, like a good Barolo must be. But it does lack the intensity and energy of Vietti single-vineyard Barolo, and it is not particularly long in the aftertaste. I don't think it will improve much more than this in the future, but at this price point it is definitely worth the tariff.

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