Giacomo Ascheri Barolo 2015
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Delicate aromas of strawberry, cherry, rose, licorice and tar are effusive and complex. Supple and juicy, finishing with firm, balanced tannins. Picks up spice details on the mouthwatering finish. Best from 2022 through 2040.
A big and rich Barolo with lots of fruit and deep, intense and layered, ripe tannins. Full body. Very long and flavorful. Excellent finish. Needs four to five years to soften. Drink in 2023.
Rose, forest floor, leather and mature wild berry aromas lift out of the glass. Juicy and approachable, the savory palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry and cake spice cushioned in polished tannins. Drink through 2025.
Ascheri's 2015 Barolo is a dark, brooding wine laced with black cherry, spice, tobacco and leather notes. The wine's slightly forward, roasted profile and burly tannins argue for near to medium-term drinking. Even so, this is nicely done for a straight Barolo and for a winery that is moving up the quality ladder.