Marchesi Di Barolo

Domenico Clerico

Percristina Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Notes of vanilla oak, chocolate, ripe cherry and roses. Same on the medium weight palate palate with those grainy persistent tannins. Oak on Barolo doesn’t seem right but it is nice, hint of menthol. Reminiscent of fruit and nut milk chocolate - a personal favourite. Some astringency to finish off. One of the 1001 wines - bought this in Alba, Piedmont about 8 years ago. Clerico believes that prudent use of new oak can round out Barolo’s harsh edges and enhance the flavour profile. After a few hours in the decanter the tannins became typically Barolo - powdery fine and persistent. Galloni said that Percristina is the only Barolo still made with 100% new oak and is now taking a direction that increasingly stands apart from the other Baroli here. — 11 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great wine, still holding some 99's.
Bob McDonald

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Just looked up your 1999. Time is on your side with the Drinking Window I read being 2010 to 2025.
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks. For a guy with too much wine, long drinking windows are my friend.


La Pira Vecchie Viti Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Licorice and red fruits. Incredibly precise. From 80+ years old vines in monopoly since 1990. Drinks beautifully now but definitively another 20 years to go. — 11 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 1990

Taken to Selby's in Redwood City. Tawny color, with a deep reddish center and clear rims. Almost opaque. Awesome aged Barolo nose. Notes of a cup of dark red fruit, tea, rose petals, anise, mocha and some balsamic thing. Great balance of the remaining fruit with softened tannins. In a great spot for drinking. — 17 days ago

LM, Bob and 13 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1990

I am on a bad streak. This was completely underwhelming. Did a careful decant and tried it every hour for the first 6 hours. It just didn’t wish to cooperate. Got better in hour 4 but was just not that interesting. As a mature wine it did t have the focus or intensity I expected. I haven’t tried this producer at this aging but I was expecting much more based on the reviews for the vintage. Not spoiled and not raisiny but just too inward without any bang. We shall try again! — 4 days ago

Peter, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Alessandro Rivetto

Lazzarito Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Another great 2016 from Italy
Another steal from First Bottle at $35.00, wishing I had some steak 🥩 ready to grill now. Buy it if you can find it🤷🏼‍♂️
— 8 days ago

Severn, Tom and 14 others liked this

Cesare Bussolo

Fossati Barolo Nebbiolo 2040

Nose is cherry liquor. Intense.

Palate is so precise. Perfect late early season cherries.

Very young.

Needs a 2 hour decant. Then you get the density.

Bought from fass selections
— 12 days ago

Lyle, Andrew and 4 others liked this


Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

PnP. Not bad. Bright cherries and earth. Just not my style. — 5 days ago

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Arnaldo Rivera

Undicicomuni Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

A complex effort, fruit from 10 vineyards across the appellation, no other winery does that with Nebbiolo, watercolor design on label portrays the shape of these vineyard sites. Ruby with rich bouquet of fruit, spices, leather, and chocolate. On the palate flavors of cherry and ripe raspberry with notes of cinnamon and cacao. Long finish, nice balance with fine firm tannins ending with earthy sweet notes. Enjoyable, will get better! — a day ago

Daniel P., Tom and 3 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

I usually just live this producer and also this vintage. This bottle was slightly off. Still good but less robust than usual. Great color at the rims and a wonderful bouquet but it never quite got out of second gear. — 5 days ago

Shay, Eddie and 9 others liked this

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 1978

Deep reddish tawny color, mostly translucent. Floral nose. Notes of red fruit, rose petals, dark soil, smoked meat and blood sausage, and a little anise. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Still has some tannin. Gets bigger with air over the evening. This came across as a somewhat different bottle of juice than the 70 Monprivato next to it - with the 70 being more aged-Barolo like, and the 78 being more of a hearty Cote-Rotie or something. Nevertheless everyone loved this and having the two side-by-side. — 18 days ago

Ira, LM and 15 others liked this