My last stop of the year at Vinitaly has been Commendator Burlotto for a number of years now. This year I got held up and arrived late, while fabio had to leave early, so I didn't get to taste everything. But the Barolo I did taste, from the 20007 vintage, was quite good.
Verduno Pelaverga 2010
Pale ruby with violet reflections and white rim. Clsssic pelaverga nose with intense sandalwood and spice and some berry fruit, and also deft minerality. On the palate it's bright, with rich sour cherry fruit supported by sandalwood laced acidity and bright berry fruit, flows into a clean fresh berry fruit finish. Quite pleasant and nicely reflects the varietal. Quite promising and a pleasant wine. Will be Worth seeking out. If one were asked to use a word to describe it , one would say Varietal!
Commendator Burlotto Barolo 2007
Lot BR 1 10
This is from all of their vineyards. It's pale almandine with brilliant almandine reflections and almandine rim The bouquet is rich, with elegant red berry fruit supported by deft slightly greenish acidity and clean greenish savory notes, with alcohol and slight hints of rosa canina. Very young, but already approachable. On the palate it's quite nice, with rich sour cherry fruit supported by tannins that have a spicy slightly splintery burr and flow into a clean rather bitter berry fruit finish. Quite nice, though still very young, and needs time; one could drink it now and enjoy it, but the pleasaure will be considerably more in 2-3 years, and it eill age well for a decade at least.
Commendator Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero 2007
Lot BRM 110
Pale almandine with almandine rim. Elegant. The bouquet is rich with deluicate floral accents and spice, and pleasing goudroin, and spice with herbals accents and spice, and some heather, and savory notes. Beautiful depth, complexity and harmony. On the palate it's full and rich with powerful cherry fruit supported by bright berry fruit acidity and tannins that are smooth and sweet with dusky overtones and flow into a clean slightly greenish finish. It's very young, but could be drink now, though if you have the patience to give it 3-5 years or more it will richly reward you. A beautiful wine in the making.
Commendator Burlotto Barolo Vigneto Cannubi 2007
Lot BPC 110
Brilliant almandine ruby with almandine rim. Bright bouquet with rich rosa canina supported by clean bright berry fruit acidity and spice; it's very young and has great ower and personality, but needs time to develop. On the palate it's full, rich, and elegant, with sour cherry fruit supported by bright sour cherry acidity and tannins that have a youthful burr and flow into a long warm berry fruit finish, It's a toddler but a good natured one, and one could drink it now with a roast or a stew and not quite be committing infanticide, though it would be close. If you have the patience to give it 3-5 years or more it will richly reward you, and age well for a decade or more thereafter.
Commendator Burlotto Elatis Vino Rosato 2010
Pale pinkish rose with brilliant reflections. The bouquet is fresh, with raspberry and forest berry fruit fruit supported by sandalwood spice, and some sweaty blonde. Inviting. On the palate it's bright, and light, with rich sour red berry fruit supported by raspberry accents and clean greenish notes, and flows into a clean bright berry fruit finish that has some sweetness overtones balance the acidity. Quite pleasant and will work very well at a cookout or with simple summer dishes.
Commendator Burlotto Langhe Sauvignon 2010
Lot VL 111
Pale greenish brassy yellow with brilliant brassy reflections and greenish highlights. The bouquet is rich, with greenish accents and gooseberry laced with sweaty blonde with a hint of Irish and savory notes supported by sea salt. Quite charged and pleasant to sniff. On the palate it's full and rich with fairly sweet gooseberry fruit supported by gooseberry acidity and savory notes that flow into a long fresh gooseberry finish that gains depth from some savory accents. Classic Sauvignon, and quite fresh; it will work well as an aperitif, and I would think about serving it with egg dishes -- frittate and similar -- and with vegetable- based first course dishes, or with fish.
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