This is an excellent unexpected offer from one of our top suppliers. The 2015's here are on the same level as the outstanding 2013's. This is a serious Barolo that possesses the beautiful fruit of the vintage but plenty of underlining structure for aging. Once again, among the top Baroli of the vintage at USA low pricing!
Antonio Galloni 96 pts! Sandrone's 2015 Barolo Aleste is a total stunner. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, lavender and spice are all beautifully framed by ripe, silky tannins. Creamy, resonant and super-expressive, the 2015 Aleste hits all the right notes. Next to Le Vigne, Aleste is more typical of what readers might expect from a warm year. It is a gorgeous Barolo from the Sandrone family. (Drink between 2025-2040)
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 95 pts! There is more purple and black fruit in the 2015 Barolo Aleste compared to past vintages from Luciano Sandrone and also fewer of those floral accents that characterize the Cannubi Boschis where this fruit comes from. All the same, the bouquet comes off equally as intense and as generous as ever, if not more so. This wine also seems ready from an aromatic point of view, even if it needs some extra time to reverberate in the mouth. It is compact and firm, with good, meaty fruit, and it's refreshingly expansive in scope.