Good food at Genesis Restaurant — 11 days ago
Has completely balanced aromas of leather, tar, resin and dries rose and the body is totally integrated already. Many of the 2018’s are putting on weights very early. — 2 months ago
I generally like Fratelli Alessendria. Was hoping this 2013 barolo would be at the 9.3 - 9.4 level but not quite there. On the lighter side for barolo, both in terms of the fruit as well as the overall body and finish. Still a nice wine and a good pairing with some pheasant and elk loin, but slightly disappointed. — 8 days ago
A pleasant surprise. I fratelli alessandria never disappoint. — a month ago
N: Decanted 3 hrs. Reddish brown.
Big cherry liqueur nose, chocolate, leather. the woods, autumnal spice.
I detect French barrique.
P: Classic young Barolo, lots of mouth filling , Dark cherries, cocoa, herbs, cheek gripping tannins.
You can sense the barrique but it’s not overdone. W Bolognese, it’s really nice.
My thought is that many of the ‘16’s were designed for earlier drinking, esp. w the use of barrique.
I reduced my score a couple pts. after extended time out.The fruit didn’t cover the wood. A trifle disappointed. — 24 days ago
On day 2 this is a brilliant Langhe Nebbiolo. Beautiful balance. Clear fruit. Classic Nebbiolo nose. No hint of oak. Terrific. — 3 months ago