Thursday 10 February 2022

The Barolo Boys In Piedmont - Visit To Mauro Veglio

Mauro Veglio
2020 Barbera d`Alba
Alessandro greated us on a early morning and showed us a great time.
The Barbera opens with a fine, open nose with notes of raspberries, licorice and herbs. Upfront and yummy.
The taste is a mouthful of juicy structure, with notes of chocolate covered raspberries, licorice and damp earth. Very long and fine.
89p   (tasted 2022/01)

2019 Barbera d´Alba Cascina Nuova
From 60-65 year old vines, this beauty oozes up from the glass with notes of rhubarb, dried raspberries, dry licorice and violets. A fine concentration.
The taste is tight and earthy with a fine wamth, a great acidity and a gorgeous raspberry fruit. Very long. 
92p   (tasted 2022/01)

2020 Langhe Nebbiolo Angelo
A racy, forward nose with notes of wet asphalt, black cherries and dusty earth. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and fine with silky tannins and a very good cherry fruit. An airy structure. 3+ years.
88p   (tasted 2022/01)

2018 Barolo
The 18 classic Barolo comes from Gattera (40%), Arborina (30%) and Castelletto (30%) and sports a deep, violet scented nose with additional notes of dried strawberries, earth and fried herbs.
The taste is pure and refined with notes of sweet/sour cherries, rosehips, earth and a hint of tobacco. 5+ years.
89p   (tasted 2022/01)

2018 Barolo Arborina
A delicate bose with notes of red apples, cool earth, ripe strawberries and rosehips. Very fine.
The taste is young, racy and refined with notes of ripening strawberries, red licorice, minerals and roses. Silky tannins. 5+ years. All -18 Cru´s sees 30% new barriques.
93p   (tasted 2022/01)

2018 Barolo Gattera
A open, perfumed nose with notes of hard cherry candy, violets, dark roses and paint, Very, very good.
The taste is tight and fine with notes of violets, black olives, dark flowers and minerals. Tight tannins. 8+ years.
91p   (tasted 2022/01)

2018 Barolo Castelletto
Much different than the other Baroli, with a denser, dusty nose with notes of ripe black cherries, licorice, undergrowth and asphalt. Very, very good.
The taste is seedy and concentrated with notes of dark herbs, cherries, asphalt and dry licorice. Stern tannins. A lot of backbone. 8+ years.
92p   (tasted 2022/01)

2018 Barolo Paiagallo
The -18 Paiagallo is a stunner, with an open, creamy, focused nose with lovely notes of salt licorice, sweet/sour cherries, chrushed strawberries and tar. Very, very fine.
The taste is structured and luscious with notes of ripe strawberries, roses, asphalt, licorice and fir wood. A very fine finish, that goes on for minutes. 6+ years.
95p   (tasted 2022/01)

2016 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell´Annunziata
The first Riserva ever from Mauro Veglio, and its 2016 and its Rocche dell´Annunziata. Everything in line for a masterpiece then? Well, not quite.
Don´t get me wrong, this is a fine bottle of wine. But - I am not a fan of those dried plums, pruny character of some of these Riserva wines. I feel the same about for example the Riserva Voghera from Azelia. They even remind me ever so slightly of Amarone, even though a good one.
The nose is big and concentrated with notes of cooked cherries, sweet licorice, fir wood, ashes and melting asphalt. Large scaled.
The taste is rich, juicy and concentrated with notes of sweet violets, asphalt, dried up cherry jam and new leather. Very long and fine but not refined to be really great, at least IMHO.
90p   (tasted 2022/01)

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