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The Young 2012 Elio Altare, Dolcetto d’Alba is Spot On


I enjoyed the 2012 Elio Altare, Dolcetto d’Alba from the first sniff.  It is a young and dry wine that will benefit from some age but its ability to show off some savory and ripe characteristics make it attractive right now.  I particularly like how the floral nose is referenced by the perfumed aftertaste making a homogenous experience.  Thanks to Phil for recommending this bottle! This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Elio Altare, Dolcetto d’Alba – $19
Imported by Bacchus Importers.  This wine is 100% Dolcetto sourced from vines planted in 1995 and 1975 on calcareous and sandy soils.  It was aged for ten months in stainless steel.  Alcohol 13%.  The perfumed nose was followed by young, tart flavors of blackberries.  There was a bit of ripeness poking out as the tannins developed and the wine became savory with air.  The flavors became dry towards the finish with very fine minerals and tannins evident.  There was good perfume in the aftertaste.  *** Now-2019.

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