Terre Del Barolo

Fontanafredda

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

First and foremost, these are my all time favorite labels. Deep clear ruby color, almost Tawny. Little violet specks throughout. Traditional and classic to its core. Black truffles and moist earth initially on the nose with the customary dried cherries showing up. Menthol, dried herbs, and black tea.

Stylish and refined, as all Barolo should be. Tight at first but opens up very nicely after an hour. Bright acidity and ripe tannins. A staple of these Fontanafredda wines. A touch of old leather to go with the cherries and blackberries. More beautiful herbs on the palate to go with the star anise and cigar box. As wonderful as it is today, it’s fun thinking about what it can be down the road.
— 3 days ago

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Prunotto

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Ruby with black fruit aromas and herb floral scents. On the palate dark berry, black cherry & raspberry, cinnamon, licorice and floral herb notes. Full taut tannins bring fruit to long finish ending with spice and earthy mineral. Wonderful! Just beginning to open, will age well over next 5-7 years. — 7 days ago

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Francesco Rinaldi e Figli

Barolo Nebbiolo 1982

The battle between team cherry and team earth/mushroom is on full display at this point in the wines evolution and provides great dramatic tension, despite the inevitable triumph of the latter — 4 days ago

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Layered and still sumptuous dried cherry fruit not showing it’s 39 years. Still prime.
9.2

Luigi Pira

Serralunga Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Est., in the early 1950s, producing and selling only grapes and just a few years ago Giampaolo Pira began aging and bottling its own wines. Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spices, 100% Nebbiolo. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and plum with earthy pepper spice, well balanced. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, long finish ending with earthy mineral notes, drink now. — 3 days ago

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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Btl 3519. 2 hrs slow ox. On the nose: heavenly delicate black cherry, blood orange and a hint of VA, giving a little bit of gloss. On the palate: fatastic acidity, and so elegant: black cherry, orange peel, lovely density, so lithe...soft tannin on the sexy finish. — a day ago

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Always so good.

Renato Ratti

Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Medium Ruby with aromas of floral, dark berry fruits and oak notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory vanilla oak spice wrapped in tight firm tannins that need at least 5 more years to start showing finesse. Long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral spice. Let this one sit for a while, it is a beauty. — 8 days ago

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Mario Marengo

Bricco Delle Viole Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Medium ruby color with aromas of ripe red fruits and elegant hints of floral. On the palate flavors of black cherry, raspberry and plum with hints of fig and tobacco. Tannins are fine and round, a tad young with high acidity noted. The finish is medium, smooth and ends with oak and earthy mineral notes. Very nice. Needs time. — 3 days ago

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Giovanni Rosso

La Serra Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Medium Ruby with complex aromas of ripe berry fruits and fresh floral, mint and herb citrus scents, aged for 36 months in oak. On the palate the palate flavors of raspberry, cherry, tobacco and fresh herbs give this medium+ body wine some power, yet it’s graceful and elegant. Soft fine tannins on a well balanced frame makes this wine enjoyable today but it will be better in about 5 years and over the next decade. — 8 days ago

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Mario Marengo

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Aromas of fresh dark berry fruits & spicy herb notes. On the palate flavors of cherry, plum and floral notes adding some licorice and cacao. Big rustic tannins, medium+ finish ending with spicy earthy notes. — 3 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Oddero

Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

A big boned, dark and serious traditional Barolo. May turn out to be immortal. No better way to celebrate Stuart Lane’s incredible Piedmont cuisine at Spinasse. 5* — 5 days ago

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