Barolo, Cuneo

Cascina Sot

Barolo 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Killer nose and killer color. Gorgeous nose, spice, orange rind, roses, so precise and linear. Cherry flower, licorice. Like a Seurat painting. So detailed and complex. Precise and perfumed. Palate is fresh and incredibly energetic. Gorgeous. Wow. What freshness and energy. So clean. Big medium cherry fruit and unreal precision. Really well made. Palate has a lovely bit of opulence. Awesome tannins and length. This is such high level winemaking. This is like almost Germanic in its precision. Great inner mouth aromas. Really elegant. This is great. 9.3 for now, but I see this going to 9.4 with air. — a day ago

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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

This was absolutely beautiful. Gave it a 2 hour decant and probably better at hour 4 than 2 but it’s marginal. Quite a “classic nebbiolo” lighter color in the glass. The aromatics on this wine are crazy - so much dark cherry and earth and a bit of licorice. Perfectly balanced with great body and a very long finish. The tannins are there but not at all overbearing and there is good acid to keep it refreshing. Perfect with a bone in dry aged ribeye. — 13 days ago

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

This needed some air to open showing lots of floral & spice with notes of red cherry, strawberry, plum, orange peel, dried herbs, leather, tobacco & violets. This will need a few more years but should be another great vintage for this wine. — 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Oooh, Monvigliero 👍

Bel Colle

Riserva Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Palmer Emmitt
9.4

The nose is pleasant but a bit musty and tired, like I’ve rented a 150 year-old farmhouse on the coast of Ireland for a quiet weekend away. Upstairs, in an old sock drawer, is an ancient bag of potpourri containing dried herbs, crusty rose petals, and lumpy brittle strawberries that mingle with the peat and damp hay drifting through the air. The palate is fresher, brighter, the same but somehow newer, like the proprietor of the old house, a 30-ish strawberry blond named Fiona, whose great-great-grandfather built this place with his bare hands, has burst through the front door to greet me with a wink and wry smile. Like her, this wine is feminine but not delicate, stout but not burly, complex but not ostentatious. I’ll spare you any further indulgence of this tortured metaphor, but this wine is nearly everything you want in a mature Barolo – the acid is bracing in a good way, the tannin fully resolved, the balance exquisite, the length prodigious. — 7 days ago

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Giacosa Fratelli

Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Much liked. Eloquent dark fruit edged in cigar box. Flavors of currant, dried blue berry with well integrated tannins that carried the wine to a nice lingering finish. — 4 days ago

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Roagna

La Pira Vecchie Viti Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

These are really old vines and it shows. Very elegant and fresh, balanced, wonderful crushed violets and rose fannèe, bright acidity. More evolved than we thought. Really good to drink now. Recommended. — 10 days ago

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Domenico Clerico

Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Medium garnet; medium plus intensity aromas of tart red cherry, red plum, blackberry, dried rose petals, dried tarragon, dry earth; dry, medium plus acid, high tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors, fruits a bit darker on palate than on nose; medium finish, full of tart fruit, herbal and floral notes; very good — 4 days ago

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Awesome! We've got lots of Clerico in the cellar.

Terre da Vino

Essenze Barolo di Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Trying to be like produttori di barbaresco.

A very good drink for the price.

Nose is cherry with some smoke.

Palate is dark cherry, firm but integrated tannins.

A barolo to drink not cogitate.

As this opens some lovely licorice.
— 8 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Saw this in the Delectable thread the other day and realized I haven’t tried the -15s with food and a long decanting. In a nutshell, high quality, too young, as expected. Light ruby slight brick color; youth- and powerful nose of not tar&roses but sharper, like diesel exhaust & Tom Ford’s Rose Prick - an excellent mix; very high acids and tannins on the palate, dominated by unripe strawberries; finish is of medium length and quite chest-burning despite the indicated 13.5% alc. content. As 2015 was very hot in the summer, one might expect overripe grapes and lower acidity, but not in this beauty. A half-a-decade or more in the cellar should do wonders. — 15 days ago

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Corte Rossa

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

I might be tempted to call it a Sangiovese if blinded on it, but I was rather shocked how good this was for the price... — 11 days ago

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