2008 Cantine Ascheri Barolo

SKU #1122549 91 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A wine with really lovely fruit and a citrus and berry character. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Long and delicious. So pretty, balanced. Drink now. So right now. Inner quote mark (4/2010)

89 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This medium-weight red boasts flavors of cherry, currant, tar and earth. Though rich, this shows an element of austerity on the firm finish. Best from 2014 through 2022. Inner quote mark (11/2012)

K&L Notes

A great introduction to Barolo that won't make it feel like your wallet is hemorrhaging, the Cantine Ascheri has Nebbiolo's classic rose and tar aromas underpinned with lots of exotic spice and hints of camphor. On the palate, there's lovely red fruit with hints of anise delivered on a bed of acidity and well-integrated tannins. "Classic, old school Barolo at a steal of a price. Highly recommended." (Chris Miller, K&L Italian Wine Specialist)

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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/14/2013 | Send Email
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This is a beautiful expression of the 2008 vintage in Barolo and that vintages is turning out to be one of my favorite vintages in recent years. The wines are balanced, full of classic aromatics and flavors yet showing enough character and complexity in a drink now wine that would satisfy most Barolo lovers and still show flavors that are reminiscent of bygone decades. This Ascheri is elegant, I mean by that it has grace not that it is lightweight, ok by Paso Robles standards it isn't a "BIG" wine but certainly full-bodied, yet doesn't have the mouth searing tannins of Barolo past. Perfect accompaniment to Risotto with Porcini or Barolo al Brasato (Pot Roast).
Drink from 2013 to 2025

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