Barolo

Roagna

Pira Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo 1996

The 96' Riserva Pira had my nose stuck in the glass the whole time. I just couldn't get enough of the incredible bouquet. Even the tail ends were intoxicating. Ahhh!!! Full-on rose petals, violet, plums, dried cherries, blueberries, tar, spices (cinnamon and clove especially), undergrowth, tabacco leaf, and balsamic tones. So complex and lifted. It's just ahhh and ahhhhhhhh again and again as this wine bombarded the olfacotry system. On the other hand, the palate was quite stubborn at the start, but eventually gave way to some sweet fruit notes of fresh cherries and plums, plus hints of stoney minerality at the end. It's thick and dense, with firm but well-honed tannins and ample acidity. So fresh and young that it just begs for time, but how can one resist the beautiful smells right now. Probably the best nebbiolo I've had in a while. — 3 days ago

Ceccherini, Bob and 16 others liked this

Fontanafredda

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Oak and ripe black fruit on nose. Dry, acidic, and lots of tannins. Palate is a spectrum of red fruit. Opened up nicely after a decant and letting it breath 30 minutes. — 4 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Tom, Eric and 2 others liked this

Massolino

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Every so often a wine surprises. Opened for a Monday lunch of Lamb Ravi pasta with 45 minutes of air and through an aerator this wine was enormously pleasing! Notes of green and black olives, rose petals, dried leaves, forest floor, with a beautiful balance and finish it blew away my expectations! Maybe I need more Monday lunches with wine in my life! — 12 days ago

Ira, Tony and 1 other liked this

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Surprised by the generosity, drinking quite well for how young it is. Open-knit, true to place, moderately framed with some true charm to it. Really enjoyed over a few days. Deep red fruit, almost succulent, soaked cherries and lots of licorice root, cedar, cinnamon, flowers and tar. There’s a undertone of earth. From a tannin perspective these appear ripe, with moderate intensity relatively speaking. — 8 days ago

Keith, Chris and 13 others liked this

Luciano Sandrone

Le Vigne Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Dinner w/Barbara Sandrone. A cru-blended Barolo, built for crowd pleasing and early drinking. Slightly outshone their Cannubi tonight with lush savory fruit, floral notes and soft tannins for a ‘14. — 18 days ago

Anthony De, Steve and 6 others liked this

Luciano Sandrone

Cannubi Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 1996

Considerable depth, red profiled. Cassis, cherries, obviously tar and roses... This 1996 Sandrone is modern and racy. I rather like it. Traditionalists might not. — 2 years ago

David, Eric and 25 others liked this

Casa Vinicola Dogliotti

Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Celebrating my wife’s 31st birthday with some of her favorite things: friends, pizza, and wine.

Rustic and delightful. Dried rose petals, cherries, worn leather. Opened up nicely.
— 2 days ago

Taryne ElaKrystal VentoBecca Johnson
with Taryne, Krystal and 1 other
Krystal, Severn and 12 others liked this

Luciano Sandrone

Aleste Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Dinner w/Barbara Sandrone. This is the shizzle. Just a baby but so much promise. The acidity and tannins are crushing it. Finish is very long and the fruit digs in. I haven’t had many wines from this producer but am a solid fan now. — 18 days ago

Anthony De, Steve and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1969

Older Monfortinos have a dry iced tea quality to them. Or at least I think so. Rose petals, dried cherry and dried orange peel add complexity. A rare bird. A rare treat. — a year ago

David, Eric and 25 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2001

Light colored almost coral like. The grip , length, depth and layers. Tanins are still young and clearly this wine still has many years of youth. Not even bowing its age. It’s so subtle and non agressive you could mistaken it for being a lesser wine but you see the power and longevity will reward it with depth and complexity. Not showing its potential yet but nonetheless a monument to Barolo. — 13 days ago

Jay, Anthony De and 1 other liked this