Barolo, Cuneo

Luciano Sandrone

Le Vigne Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 days ago

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Giuseppe Rinaldi

Brunate - Le Coste Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Beautiful vintage for Rinaldi very open & expressive showing a perfumed nose of dark fruits, tar, licorice, menthol, sandalwood, balsamic, dried tea & rose petal. — 5 days ago

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Giovanni Manzone

Castelletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

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. — 17 days ago

Ceccherini, Ira and 4 others liked this

Giovanni Manzone

Bricat Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Just lovely and a really nice expression of Gramolere with just a touch more heft than the latter version would display. Not quite the magnitude of the 2013 Bricat but still massively satisfying. Tannins are are still quite firm so years to go yet. Lovely now though...if you’re somewhat masochistic 😉 — a day ago

Hermes, Ira and 2 others liked this

Marchesi di Barolo

Gia Opera Pia Barolo Nebbiolo 1968

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. — 7 days ago

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Larry Ito

Larry Ito

Alex I bought from the Rare Wine Company along w Ratti and Bovio Barolos from same yr. have you drank these ?
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@Larry Ito yep I’ve had quite a few older vintages and they have all been quite good


Vino Barolo Nebbiolo 1974

Alder Yarrow

Birth year Barolo that didn’t disappoint. Ethereal dried flowers berries leather and a touch of smoked tea. — 24 days ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2001

Phenomenal structure and quite expressive showing plenty of secondary character, as it approaches merely the cusp of maturity. Dried violets and red fruits tar, mushroom and well integrated earth. Finishes tremendously long with both balance and elegance. — 4 days ago

Ira, LM and 1 other liked this


Trentaquattro 34 Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Lyle Fass

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. — 10 days ago

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San Giuseppe Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

In a fantastic place right now. Gorgeous dark and red fruits, roses, dried herbs, tar...impeccable texture. Tannins still very firm. The finish lasts over a minute and has a lovely touch of salinity. Decades left in this one. Bravissimo! — 14 days ago

Peter, Jae and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1955

Better than burgundy? Tannins have softened into the ether and the color lightly glows like a spooky zombie rosé. There is a sweet singing brightness and an unreal nose of soy, anise and roses. — 11 days ago

Anthony De, Tony and 2 others liked this