The Altare Barolo has a very intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. Initially, fresh aromas of small red fruit, raspberry, red currant and wild roses are evident before seguing into licorice and spice notes. On the palate, the wine is warm, elegant with soft tannins and persistant with a long finish.
Wine Spectator (WS): 92
"Very intense aromas of ripe fruit and fresh-cut flowers. Turns to nectarine. Full-bodied, with very polished yet abundant tannins. Long and caressing. Balanced and pretty." The Wine Spectator
Antonio Galloni-Vinous (AG): 94
"The 2007 Barolo is simply breathtaking. A bouquet that recalls Pinot Noir melds into pure Nebbiolo fruit as this captivating, sensual Barolo shows off its pedigree. This shows remarkable detail, nuance and sheer clarity, with gorgeous depth and a radiant, totally engaging personality. Most of the attention here is generally focused on the single-vineyard wines, but readers should not look past the straight Barolo, a wine that has built an extraordinary track record for developing beautifully in bottle."