Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti 2007 Le Orme

12 12 2009

Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti 2007 Le Orme

Retail: $11.99

Grape: native to Piedmont

This was disappointing.  Matt shuddered at his first taste.

I tasted some grape juice (although Matt thinks I’m crazy because he associates grape juice with sweetness, which this wine did not have).

We both detected bitter black cherry and a burnt hot quality that was not pleasant.  It was sharp on the nose with hints of tar, wood, earth, and rusticity.

After sitting down with some Italian sausage and beans, Matt decided that it needed food to be palatable. I found it surprisingly easy to drink despite its bitterness–probably because I prefer bitter tastes over any other.

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