Arborina Langhe, Altare (Elio)
The 2010 Langhe Arborina (Nebbiolo) is another extraordinary effort. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint and licorice literally jump from the glass. Here, too, the wine`s balance is exceptional. Expressive floral notes add lift to a finish framed by the most finessed, silky tannins imaginable. The pedigree of the vintage comes through in spades. All I can say is: Wow!