Araldica Flori Barolo 2005

I almost fell over when I saw the price of this Barolo: nearing $23.  Was it missing a zero?  I brazenly hoped that this was an example of catastrophic mis-pricing.  The retailer didn't seem to mind selling it to me ...  What then of the wine?  It's not bad: an aroma of earth, initial varnishy notes, dried herbs - quite aromatic really.  The palate though was a bit plain with acidity quite evident.  It did drink quite pleasantly on day 2 though.  Acceptable

Abv: 14%
Price: $23
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2010
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October 16, 2010


Chris Plummer said…
As a wine-freak is there any better immediate sensation than encountering a wine which you believe to be wrongly priced, in the right direction?

I had this sensation recently at an expensive restaurant which had Ashton Hills 2007 Estate Pinot Noir on its wine list for $40 (it's $42.50 at cellar door and wholesale as well), so I automatically assumed it was the cheaper Piccadilly Valley wine. After querying, imagine my delight when I found out the wine list was right and I was wrong! After almost falling over ;)....."decant it now" I said!

Chris P
Red said…
An insane price for a Barolo! Obviously not the greatest example but by the sounds of things Sean it's still a pretty decent wine. Where did you purchase it if you don't mind me blowing your cover?

Very much agreed Chris. That kind of thing just makes your day.
Thanks for the comments guys. Chris - this is exactly the sort of event that gives me the justification I need to continue to annoy everyone else by reading over the entire wine list for much too long :) Red - I got it from Costco, who in Melbourne have a somewhat remarkable wine collection (Chateaux Margaux and Haut-Brion sitting in a box on the floor anyone?), only matched by their well priced French cheese selection. And I am being serious!

Anonymous said…
Costco is ridiculous. Best small wine shop Ive been to. The only shop I have not currently been able to leave without a bottle or 9.

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