The 2015 Barolo Castellero opens to ripe fruit aromas of blackberry and dried cherry with spice, cinnamon and tilled earth. This expression shows some of the earthy intensity of the vintage, with plenty of black ripe fruit at the back. The alcohol is registered at 14.5%, and you do feel it. However, the wine's texture is silky and fine. As far as Barolos go, this one is slightly more accessible. Serve it with a heavy tajarin, Piedmont's famous egg-yolk noodles, sprinkled with shaved truffles.

Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (91)