Yesterday I had the pleasure of having the 2014 Luciano Sandrone Le Vigne Barolo. This was my 4th in succession starting with the 2011 and they were all very similar in style and very structured.
On the nose is the ever present cherry, raspberry, red currant, clove, licorice, dried roses, some alcohol and dusty soil.
On the palate the nose is confirmed with dried cherries, raspberry, red plum, licorice, mint, herbs, graphite, a little burn of alcohol and newly tilled dry soil.
This wine and the others is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and high fine chewy tannins that lead to a long fruit filled finish. As I went back through the 2011, 2012, 2013 and now the 2014 it brought back memories of each one and how similar they all were and expressing a distinct sense of place. The weekend is upon us and I wish all well. Enjoy a weekend of wine and happiness. Please be safe and have fun. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago
Stunning bottle of 2013 Barolo. Incredible fruit and aromatics. Huge florals, huge tar, huge minerals. Wow. Perfumed. Dried roses. Fresh potting soil. Chestnut. Tobacco. Insane. Palate is incredible. Huge huge fruit. Almost a crystalline purity. Wow. Big tannins and structure but perfectly ripe. Amazing spice and depth. Huge fruit soak. Mid season cherry. Thoroughly ripe. Amazing balance and freshness. So long. A baby but super impressive. — 9 days ago
Dark ruby color with light brown edge. Nose of earth, anise, iron, tobacco. Flavors of dark pit fruits and cedar. Medium bodied and somewhat sweet medium length finish and soft tannin. Improved in glass for 60-75 mins then slowly declined in glass showing more structure. — 6 days ago
The whole damned rose bush. That’s what this smelled like. I’ve never smelled roses so prominently in a Barolo before. Of course, there were dark and red fruit, dried herbs and tar and other wonderful things but the roses played the starring role for sure. This is in a gorgeous place right now but it certainly has the structure for many, many years to come. — 16 days ago