The Barale Fratelli 2015 Barolo Cannubi offers a powerful nose with a hint more alcoholic power (measured at 14.5%) that reminds us of the warm and sunny growing conditions experienced in this vintage. There is a sweet note to the fruit that comes forward with candied almond or cherry liqueur and ultimately finishes with spice, tar and tobacco. Eleonora Barale farms half a hectare in the celebrated Cannubi site. I'll give the wine the benefit of a long drinking window, but there's nothing wrong with popping the cork after a shorter aging of about five to 10 years. A mere 1,764 bottles were released.
Score: 94 points -- Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 2020