Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2019

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$243.23 SGD

97 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2023

Aleste is a contraction of the names Alessia and Stefano, grandchildren of the late Luciano Sandrone. With fruit from Cannubi Boschis, the 2019 Barolo Aleste shows important richness and structure. This is the proverbial Barolo with a capital B. It reveals thick layers of dark fruit, cherry and spice. It shows sweet tannins and impactful texture. When tasting at the winery, Le Vigne is usually served first, and Aleste comes after that. Both wines promise a very long aging window.

Luciano Sandrone died in January 2023 after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Luciano Sandrone was a transformational figure in Barolo who helped to elevate the wine to the worldwide status it enjoys today. For those of us who regularly tasted with him, he will be remembered for his kind smile, the love he showed for his family, his quest for quality and that bright blue apron that seemed permanently affixed to his torso. Winemaking will be continued by his brother Luca, who joined the winery in 1992. Luciano's daughter Barbara manages the commercial side of the business. His granddaughter Alessia has recently joined Luca in the cellars, and his grandson Stefano continues his university studies. Our deepest condolences go to the entire Sandrone family. - Monica Larner

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