Mirafiore Barolo 2014
Lovely scents of perfumed berry, blue flower, underbrush and wild mint take center stage while the ethereal graceful palate offers crushed strawberry, sour cherry, star anise and a hint of white pepper alongside lithe tannins. Bright acidity lends balance and energy. Drink through 2024.
This leans to the dry side in balance, with leafy tobacco and underbrush-shaded cherry and berry flavors. A tad austere and dry on the finish. Will there be enough fruit in the end? Best from 2022 through 2033.
This wine opens to a very lean and light appearance that shines with dark ruby intensity from the glass. The 2014 Barolo is very lightweight and, consequently, short in terms of mouthfeel. This is a compact expression of Nebbiolo that in this vintage drinks like a watered-down version of itself. It performs like a lower-tier Langhe Nebbiolo. Some 48,000 bottles were released.