A bit shy on the nose, yet this is lush and almost opulent, boasting pure cherry character that shows touches of licorice and leather. There's a steely base of tannins that keeps this focused and long on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2032. 18 cases imported. –BS
The 2007 Barolo Cerequio is the freshest and most vibrant of these 2007 Baroli. Sweet dark cherries, menthol, pine, mocha and spices are some of the notes that are woven together in this rich, textured Barolo. Here, too, the balance of fruit and structure is terrific. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.
Michele Chiarlo’s Cerequio is one of the important wines that defines Barolo, past and present. This historic bottle offers consistency and longevity thanks to its aromas of spice, cola, red fruit, cigar box and licorice. In keeping with Nebbiolo tradition, it offers a tight, streamlined feel. - M.L.
Dark cherry, currant, spicy oak and flowers on the nose. Dense, floral and dry, with tightly wound berry and spice flavors lifted by the wine's floral element. This classically dry and seriously tannic wine needs plenty of time in bottle.