Barolo, Cuneo

Luciano Sandrone

Cannubi Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

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9.4

Luciano Sandrone is making some of his finest wines in what has been a long and extraordinary career full of successes. Of the Piedmont wineries that are still in their first generation, those that started in or around the 1980s, Luciano Sandrone is arguably the only estate that has joined the small group of properties, all of them multi-generational, whose wines are widely recognized as icons and collectibles. The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis opens with beguiling aromatics redolent of crushed rose petal, spices, mint and new leather. Wonderfully layered and nuanced, the 2012 offers good freshness to match its inviting, supple fruit. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later, while its alluring, open-knit personality is on full display. In 2012, the fruit tends towards the redder end of spectrum, unusual for Cannubi Boschis, which usually tends towards darker shades of expression. The 2012 is perfumed, lithe and super classy from start to finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Mar 2017)

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Bruno Giacosa

Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

What a bottle. It evolved over the 2-3 hours it lasted and if I had my way it would have lasted 30 minutes! Opened with more leather tones then a more nutty flavor with light fruit throughout. Very silky but hard to go wrong with giacosa. Easily last another 10-15 years. Great bottle! — 9 days ago

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Ceretto

Prapó Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Cathy Corison
9.6

Wine doesn’t get a whole lot better than this. Roasted. Dried herbs. Roses. Leather. Classy. Dried cherries. Celebrating containment of the fires. — 3 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Delectable Wine
9.2

By now I have run out of superlatives for Vajra, from whom you will find some of the finest, artisan wines being made in Piedmont today. At a time when prices for so many wines are skyrocketing out of control, Vajra’s prices are a breath of fresh air. The Barolos are made in contemporary traditional style, with longish fermentations and aging in cask. Vajra’s 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual, and expressive in this vintage. The style of the Albe has always favored a more succulent expression of Nebbiolo yet there is an element of restraint in the 2013 that is hugely appealing. The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don't miss it! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

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Giuseppe Rinaldi

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

Consider this a collective note on the '67 Barolo vintage...having tasted through about fifteen, most were fading or already past it. Burlotto, Prunotto, and Vietti were all wonderful and G. Rinaldi could legitimately go another decade, but in general, drink 'em if ya got 'em! — 3 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Matt Perlman Any non -Barolo ? I am opening a Vallana Cinque Castelli for a friends 50th next month. Thanks
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@Ira Schwartz Nope not this time (there was one Barbaresco) but I do remember having some '67 alto Piemonte and it was very good; can't remember if it was Vallana or somebody else like Nervi, Antoniolo, Travaglini etc. I feel like older AP can be a better risk/reward in terms of holding up than Barolo/Barbaresco which is usually much more expensive

Franco Fiorina

Barolo Nebbiolo 1952

Incredible bottle at 65 years. So clear and distinct. Great purity with roses and lovely savory, slightly bitter, red fruit. Really classy and composed. Beautiful — 7 days ago

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Colonnello Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Such a gorgeous perfumed beauty on pop. Violets leap from the glass. Just so sexy and inviting. I was truly bummed when I saw the decanter emptying for that last pour. Aldo Conterno is hands down the most dependably delicious Barolo producer for my tastes. Like Karl Malone it always delivers. Always! Old style purists may prefer Giacomo Conterno or Rinaldi (which are sensational) but Aldo Conterno is my desert island Barolo. I bet it even looks good in a bikini. — 10 days ago

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Great note. Agreed on Aldo. It's getting my money.
Mike Conti

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

This had some of the same characteristics as the Monvigliero, elegant & floral style with cherry, rose petal, dried herbs & licorice spices. Big fan of this producer! — 4 days ago

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Cantine Valletti

Barolo Nebbiolo 1964

64' allegedly was a wonderful vintage. I wouldn't know, as I wasn't alive. But my research with this wine would indicate that! 😍👌🏼 — 21 hours ago

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Roagna

La Pira Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Antonio Galloni
9.6

Stellar. One of my favorite wines in this week's article on new Barolo releases. Super classic, but will also drink well with minimal cellaring. — 7 days ago

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