2004 Mauro Veglio Barolo Arborina 1.5 L

Year: 2004
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$119.95

BACK STORY: FROM MY SUPPLIER I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH FOR YEARS, FROM HIS PERSONAL CELLAR NEVER SEEING LITE OF DAY!!..I HAVE JUST TASTED AND BOUGHT REMAINING INVENTORY!!..PRISTINE AGED PRODUCT FOR PENNIES!!

CRU , SINGLE VINEYARD BAROLO WITH 15 YEARS OF BOTTLE AGE, A STEAL!...DRINKS LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS!!

"Offers lovely perfume, with pretty blackberry and plum aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with racy tannins and a firm finish. This is tight, but delicate and refined. Best after 2012. 830 cases made. -JS" (WS)

"Veglio’s 2004 Barolo Arborina offers a quintessential expression of one of La Morra’s best-known vineyards thanks in large part to a restrained use of oak that was missing in previous vintages. Flowers, spices, mint and perfumed red fruit flow from this gorgeous, poised Barolo. It offers lovely purity and inner sweetness supported by the firm tannins that are the hallmark of Arborina. This wine of remarkable beauty and precision is a superb effort from Mauro Veglio. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022. " (WA)

"The 2004 Barolo Arborina is in a beautiful spot right now where the flavors are just starting to show the early signs of tertiary nuance and complexity. Hints of smoke, tobacco, menthol, spices and crushed flowers are laced into the soft, silky finish. The Arborina is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years, give or take." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Arborina is a small Menzione Geografica of Barolo located in the frazione of Annunziata in the township of La Morra. The vineyard is on the side of a hill that rises up towards the village of Ciotto in the direction of Cascina Nuova, with south and southeast sun exposure and an elevation of about 270 MASL. The soil is poor in nutrients, consisting of Sant’Agata Marl, a mix of clay, fine sand, and limestone that was formed during the Tortonian period. Barolo made from these vineyards is distinguished for its fruitiness and freshness, an almost ethereal finesse, extreme elegance, and a not-excessive concentration, all brought together with a fine, intense, and aromatic bouquet.