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La Pieve Barolo 2011 Wine Review

La Pieve Barolo 2011

La Pieve Barolo 2011

Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $34.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: La Pieve

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 89/100

This full-bodied red wine offers enticing aromas of bitter dark fruit, tar, toasty and spice. Barolo wines are rarely priced this affordably, so give this this Piedmont, Nebbiolo-based grape wine a try. The tannins are huge and there will be plenty of fruit here to bring balance. A real gripper but I like it! Big, black with a tarry streak through the middle. Black cherry resistance and some dark spices. Perfect for black magic nights.

Barolo food pairings: beef stew.

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This La Pieve Barolo 2011 was reviewed on January 11, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

La Pieve's 2011 Barolo is full-bodied with layers of dried fruit, leather, rose, spice, tar. Complex and balanced, with great texture, this fine Barolo is drinking beautifully now and will show great over the next decade. Tasted January 2017. 92+ points. Matt Steeves - www.mattswinepicks.com
Victoria Clark Clark rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Light bodied, yet powerful aroma. Floral and fruity aromas: sour cherry and a touch of earth. Very acidic.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Barolos are coveted for their cellar potential and this wine should be no exception. However, the pale garnet colour and the essence of dried fruit aromas and flavours tells me that this wine is most probably peaking now. There's still a good amount of tannin and acidity but fruit is maturing. $35 a tough sell for "drink now" Barolo but still a nice glass of iconic Piedmont grape.
Barolo wines are great candidates for the cellar given their aging ability. Piedmont's Nebbiolo grapes provide firm tannins that support this character. The 2011 vintage was a warm one. - Community Wine Reviews

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