The 2013 Barolo Carobric is a wine with a bright future, but is going to need at least a few years to come together. Today, the tannins are super imposing and yet there is an underlying sweetness to the fruit that is impossible to miss. Readers will have to be patient, but the 2013 Carobric is extremely promising. I especially like the freshness and energy here. Moreover, the Carobric has a track record of developing beautifully in bottle. Put simply, the 2013 is a terrific Carobric in the making. As always, Carobric is a blend of fruit from Cannubi, Rocche (Castiglione Falletto) and Bric del Fiasc. The blend of grapes from various sites contributes to the wine’s super-classic feel, especially in this vintage.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038
A blend from grapes from Rocche di Castiglione, Cannubi and Fiasco (Castiglione Falletto). Cardinal red with narrow orange rim. Fine, concentrated nose. Super-elegant palate with sandpaper-like tannins and just a touch of supporting oak. Lifted acidity and tannic impact on the finish. Succulent and then a little bitter and tannic. Needs time. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2034