Arpatin Barolo 2008

The high Australian dollar has seen a few more imports starting to arrive on retail shelves at healthier prices.  This Barolo caught my attention at a smidgen under $30 a bottle, a region where change from a $100 note may be spoken of, but rarely sighted.  Unfortunately, however, I cannot recommend this wine.

Quite pale in colour, and almost cloudy in appearance, its aromatics are of packet cherries and a touch of earth.  Mostly, it is the aroma of simple fruit - like a hot climate wine.  On the palate the wine has some sweetness, which is probably fruit sweetness, but there may be a little residual sugar too.  Otherwise, candied fruit characters are predominant.  The second glass of this wine was broadly ok, in the way that a $10 wine is generally perfectly fine, but never anything more than that.  I had hoped for something a little more.  Acceptable

Abv: 14%
Price: $29.99
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: N/a.
Tasted: 2012

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