One of the advantages of not purging my in-boxes is that I have a ready database of tasting notes. Here are some critics employing "lifted" -- for aromas, mouthfeel and finish, and often with dark fruits. It's pretty hard to see any consistent meaning.
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
I think Larner may be the only critic using the term in its original sense. Note that "high-toned" is another term for VA, and VA is not uncommon in Barolo.
2016 Luigi Oddero Barolo – lifted/high-toned aromas with sultry dark fruit
"The Figli Luigi Oddero 2016 Barolo is a wine of enormous depth and character. It delivers the best of the Nebbiolo playlist with sultry dark fruit at its core followed by lifted or high-toned aromas of dark spice, licorice, candied orange peel and spent embers. The aromatic intensity of the wine is fitted to the underlying power and focused tightness of the mouthfeel.
Chiara Boschis Barolo Mosconi 2016 – lifted nose and mouthfeel
"The E Pira-Chiara Boschis 2016 Barolo Mosconi is a little wider and richer compared to the Cannubi, with bigger fruit, more sweetness, spice, grilled oregano and a touch of crushed hazelnut. Despite the wide net of aromas offered on the bouquet, this wine shows a very sharp and focused approach with elegantly linear tannins and matching acidity. There is a lifted quality to both the nose and the mouthfeel that gives this wine beautiful momentum and length. Mosconi is one of the headline vineyards of Monforte d'Alba."
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
2019 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac – lifted chocolate etc.
"The blend this year is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Pontet-Canet has the most gorgeous, lifted perfume of lilacs, dark chocolate, Morello cherries and rosehip tea over a core of crème de cassis, plum preserves, licorice and woodsmoke with a waft of fragrant soil. Full-bodied, rich and fantastically opulent, the palate offers layer upon layer of ripe, finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced. A real head-turner, this beauty is absolutely going to steal your heart!"
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
2019 Chateau Sainte Roseline Cru Classe Lampe de Meduse Par Monsieur Christian Lacroix Provence Rose –lifted aftertaste
"French fashion icon Christian Lacroix designed this limited-edition bottle to celebrate 70 years since the launch of this brand. Yellow and tropical fruits come through in this warm, lightly textured wine. There is a touch of spice from the Grenache in the blend along with a lifted herbal aftertaste."
2016 Alain Voge Cornas Vieilles Vignes – lifted black and blue fruits -- i.e., not red fruits
"The 2016 Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes is similar in style to the Vieilles Fontaines, just slightly less concentrated. It comes from the Combe, Patou, La Côte, Les Mazards and Chaillot lieux-dits and is partially destemmed and brought up mostly in neutral barrels. Lifted notes of black and blue fruits, damp earth, spring flowers, and violets all emerge from this full-bodied, concentrated yet elegant red that stays balanced on the palate, with good acidity. It's another powerful, seriously endowed, pedal-to-the-metal Cornas that will have two decades of longevity."
2016 Sena – lifted blackberries and blueberries -- i.e., not red fruits
"Aromas are lifted and bright in this wine with loads of blackberries and blueberries. Full body, velvety tannins. Gorgeous texture. Very pure fruit. A bright and more fundamental Seña than last vintages. Restrained at the end. 55% cabernet, 20% malbec, 12% petit verdot, 8% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc."
2015 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici – lifted dried meat, sea urchin and bark
“I love the spicy and lifted notes here of caramelized orange peel, dried meat, blackcurrants, pomegranate, sea urchin and bark. A seamless and wonderfully elegant, medium-bodied palate follows with finely grained tannins and loads of floral undertones. This wine is all about transparency and subtlety. Best Radici in years. Drink now.”