August 22, 2020 - The 2012 Burlotto Barolo Acclivi is a good wine but still a bit tight, so give it a good decant. I popped and poured, which I will not do for the next one. This wine has a fragrant entry of roses, herbs and spices, and it is lively with plenty of detail and finesse on the palate. The 2012s are not as exuberant as other surrounding vintages but is nevertheless a solid one. As in other vintages this is a useful half-way house/stepping stone between the normale on the one hand and the Mongivliero and Cannubi on the other. You can drink these with pleasure now, but they should continue to improve.
July 23, 2020 - Closed and tight earlier bottles were a little more interesting...
July 1, 2020 - An expressive and highly perfumed nose of rose petals, raspberries and cherries. It is mid-weight, elegant and silky, with terrific detail and finesse. Each sip unlocks another subtle nuance and the finish is dry and persistent.
March 12, 2020 - Took an hour to warm up and open and then wow so good classic burrito just an amazing wine.
February 10, 2020 - Very closed on day 1.
Next 2 days it worked better. Nowhere near many other Burlotto’s. Thigh nose, thigh body with a very dry finish
December 21, 2019 - Nitpicking for sure, but I prefer the 2011 Barolo, 2012 Barolo, and the 2013 Acclivi to the 2012 Acclivi; the 2102 Acclivi is austere with tannic structure simialr to the 2014 Barolo. Not much else I can add that hasn't already been stated, so I will just get to the evaluation: A- (91).
October 4, 2019 - 2 hours decant, nose nice berries, taste soft and delicious, love it.
September 1, 2019 - Decanted for 30 min in the Big Zalto, then served cooled 16 degrees C., colour brickred, nose dark berries, minerals , taste very seductive and delicious , young but very drinkable, my best Barolo so far this year( heading for Piedmont tomorrow )!
August 18, 2018 - Dark cherry appearance, liqorice, tar, soil, dark plum, bitter dark cherry, rose bush nose. Slow oxed for 3 hours, Very tight through the attack and mid-palate. This is closed down for me now. I would leave this for another 4 years but don’t think it will be the longest lived of wines.
June 2, 2018 - Opened at 2:30, took a small test pour and slow oxed in btl having broke my decanter the day before and needing to replace it soon :). Overall this saw 4 hours plus of slow ox before seriously drinking it with Nita's homemade pizza and our extended family. I nearly put the cork right back in after opening as it was gorgeous upon opening. In fact, about 2 hours in it had even closed a bit but, by dinner time, it was singing again. So I have doubts as to exactly how much air this needs and think PnP may be just fine. Semi translucent ruby red color with slightly orange edges. Perfuse aromas of roses, tobacco, spice, eucalyptus and red fruit. A gorgeous silky harmonious, elegant palate with a ethereal complex range of red fruit, tar, licorice, tobacco, and mineral. I loved this wine tonight! And while the alc is listed at 14% on the label this felt, tasted and smelled more like a subtle 12.5% from climates of yore. 93pts+/94pts- right now, for me. Fine to drink now or hold for further evolution. I'm fortunate to own two more.