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Luigi Minuto

Barolo 1968

A decent color and deep rich nose. This is in pretty good shape. On the palate quite sweet but a little blocky and a quite short finish. Considering it’s age this is decent but it could be a bit more refined and complex. — 14 days ago

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Conrad Green

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Oh, I don’t know. Based on his family portrait he seems to be having a good time.
Tom Casagrande

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If I’m remembering correctly, 68 vintage had really tough weather, so it’s remarkable this was not only drinkable, but good!
Gregg G

Gregg G

This picked up weight and definition later in the evening. Luigi would be proud.

Luigi Baudana (G.D. Vajra)

Dragon Langhe Bianco Chardonnay Blend 2018

Beautiful, beautiful wine. — 21 days ago

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Daniel Bloom

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Vajra never seems to disappoint.


@Daniel Bloom It’s my first experience and I will undoubtedly revisit 💕 Cheers!

Castello Luigi (Luigi Zanini)

Bianco del Ticino DOC Chardonnay 2017

Fairly stunning chardonnay. Needs a little time still to integrate or smooth out but it’s not a heavy-toast disjointedness. Could be really epic in 3-5 years. — 16 days ago

Luigi Maffini

Kleos Paestum Aglianico 2017

Soft black cherry fruit. Dark and juicy. Supple tannins. — 13 days ago

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La Pira Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Shay A

WNH Barolo theme.

Not having any experience with this producer, I tried a small glass at pop and pour, then decided to decant for an hour and a half. I then enjoyed the bottle over the next two hours.

I’m between a 92 and 93 here. If I had tried this blind, I think I would have taken this to left bank Bordeaux. As odd as that sounds, my reasons are mostly due to hardly any floral notes at all, and a hint of leather on the palate (with both the classic Barolo and Cabernet finish showing drying tannins). The longer this was open, the more cherry menthol notes picked up (but not in a bad way). Red currant, cherry and vanilla Pope tobacco, and underripe fleshy black cherry skin. Sporting a classically warm 2007 profile with richness and tannin, this powered through the entire evening and was best about halfway through. I’m sure it can hold many more years, but this is at a stage where the fruit is fading to the background and savory herbs, dates and fig will soon make their way to the forefront. Just depends on your preferred Barolo style. Enjoyed from a Grassl Cru glass which does a great job of accentuating the aromatics in old world wines.
— a month ago

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@Shay A great note indeed but amazing find - Bender involved somehow with this or you got a source you been hiding from me my young abs gifted friend
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@Mike R : Ha! Bender was not involved. I was able to source this locally from a cellar. In a beautiful drinking window!

Luigi Giordano

Langhe Rosso Nebbiolo Blend 2019

Delicious find! Elegant Nebbiolo with bright red fruits, including cherry and a tad floral on the palette. Softer tannins. Lovely! — 21 days ago

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San Luigi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2013


Unchanged from release - textbook Dolcetto but really tight, took forever to reveal the goods: red and black fruit, leathery notes, licorice, savory, pepper, dusty edges, w/nice firms tannins integrated w/juicy acidity. — a month ago

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Luigi Voghera

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2008

Powerful and balanced. The flavor is characteristically Northern Italian, if lacking depth and complexity. Decent value for a ready to drink Barbaresco. — a month ago

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