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Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo

9.2126 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Best on Day 2. The 2013 “Castiglione” pours a pretty garnet with a translucent core, medium+ viscosity with no obvious staining of the tears. Red fruits with roses, dried herbs, red rope licorice, and a touch of baking spices. On the palate the wine is dry, medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Nicely ripened red and dark fruits with some hints of tobacco and baking spices. This is a very good wine however, for my taste, this is too glossy and polished for what I want in a Barolo. That being said, the modern sensibilities will be appreciated by many. This seems to have a long life ahead. If I had some in my cellar, I would drink over the next ten years.

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Best on Day 2. The 2013 “Castiglione” pours a pretty garnet with a translucent core, medium+ viscosity with no obvious staining of the tears. Red fruits with roses, dried herbs, red rope licorice, and a touch of baking spices. On the palate the wine is dry, medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Nicely ripened red and dark fruits with some hints of tobacco and baking spices. This is a very good wine however, for my taste, this is too glossy and polished for what I want in a Barolo. That being said, the modern sensibilities will be appreciated by many. This seems to have a long life ahead. If I had some in my cellar, I would drink over the next ten years.

Jan 2nd, 2022
Douglas Braun

2013 Vintage (750ml) red to maybe slight tawny rim color blackberry jam,/slight strawberry jam, violets - concrete brick , spearmint ,-still big tannins but softening due to age

2013 Vintage (750ml) red to maybe slight tawny rim color blackberry jam,/slight strawberry jam, violets - concrete brick , spearmint ,-still big tannins but softening due to age

Jun 2nd, 2021
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

8.8

Probably needs much more time. Not very giving.

Probably needs much more time. Not very giving.

Jan 6th, 2020
Jay Eagan

Great experience - great new Somme David. Good wine better food!

Great experience - great new Somme David. Good wine better food!

May 15th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Dinner with clients, this wine is just fantastic, love 2013 in Piedmont!

Dinner with clients, this wine is just fantastic, love 2013 in Piedmont!

Nov 15th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Pale to Medium garnet in color with menthol, plum, violet, dried cherry and rose petal aromas. Very tannic, high acidity, full bodied wine with orange peel, dark cherry and a bit of anise and tar in the background on a long finish.

Pale to Medium garnet in color with menthol, plum, violet, dried cherry and rose petal aromas. Very tannic, high acidity, full bodied wine with orange peel, dark cherry and a bit of anise and tar in the background on a long finish.

Aug 28th, 2018
Meg Herring

Needs a touch more time but already awesome #pghwinefestival

Needs a touch more time but already awesome #pghwinefestival

May 11th, 2018
Emre

Sour cherry, crushed rose petals on the nose. Medium + acidity, high tannins. Medium + finish. Better with a few more years of bottle age.

Sour cherry, crushed rose petals on the nose. Medium + acidity, high tannins. Medium + finish. Better with a few more years of bottle age.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2017
Eric Guido

The nose opened with hints of cedar dust, dried cherries, and crushed fall leaves. On the palate, I found refined and silky textures, with pure red fruits, spice, intense minerals and savory depth. The finish was long with hauntingly dark floral tones and hints of bitter herbs.

The nose opened with hints of cedar dust, dried cherries, and crushed fall leaves. On the palate, I found refined and silky textures, with pure red fruits, spice, intense minerals and savory depth. The finish was long with hauntingly dark floral tones and hints of bitter herbs.

May 4th, 2017
Benno

A bit underwhelmed here. Yes it’s typically Barolo but nothing distinctive here at this stage. Maybe needs longer.

A bit underwhelmed here. Yes it’s typically Barolo but nothing distinctive here at this stage. Maybe needs longer.

Sep 18th, 2021