Barolo, Cuneo

Giacomo Conterno

Cerretta Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Quite deep and complex on the nose giving only a fraction away. Quite deep dark fruits , anise . In the mouth, lots of ripe black fruits , velvety but grippy tannins. Always the sign of a great wine is the ability to change in the glass , this has that in spades . Now becoming more floral , violets, rose . More feminine. Hugely long on the finish , with a wonderful balance of acidity , and a saline touch. Drinkable now , enjoyable , however really merits keeping to improve further a few more years. A great wine . — 7 days ago

Byron, Severn and 6 others liked this

Germano Ettore

Prapò Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

This is a pretty big and juicy Barolo. Darker and more intense than most it has rich fruit with plenty of plums and spices. There's the classic tar and rose present too but not the body defying intensity. Instead, the intensity is entirely consistent with the concentrated styling of this wine. Decidedly hedonistic right now. — 6 days ago

Shawn, Hugh and 9 others liked this

Fontanafredda

Vigna La Villa Barolo Nebbiolo 1971

This is exceptional. IT IS THE RISERVA SPECIALE. Pure, lush, ripe fruit with soft edges and an enveloping nose. All kinds of deep fruit, sandalwood, leather, sweet cherry. The midpalate is fruit forward, developed and sophisticated. Intense and long. There are lots of secondary notes in the palate and a fading color but the resolved fruit pulls it all together. It’s all about the quality of this bottle, and this is immaculate. A real find and absolutely stunning wine — 8 days ago

Howard HorwitzWalker StrangisTony Garcia
with Howard, Walker and 3 others
Eric, Kimberly and 11 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Villero di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 1988

Tawny with amber in the rims. Translucent. Throughout 7 hours this bounced around from being there to being nowhere. Notes shifted from classic Barolo with roses, tar, cherry and tea... to soy sauce and salt and a quietness. This was all over the place, up and down. It had a dryness consistent with other 88s I’ve had. Overall good not great, but had flashes of greatness. — 3 days ago

Greg, Eric and 14 others liked this

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Riserva Speciale Barolo Nebbiolo 1961

Totally different to the 61 G mascarello. Really dark and brooding. Plum, tobacco, balsamic, a hint of cinnamon. Very intense and broad with a succulent palate and astonishing intensity of fruit for a 57 year old wine. Layer upon layer of black cherry, leather, blackcurrant, dried herb. The Riserva Speciale. Some debate at the table if this is genuine or if something’s off with it. Outshone by the mascarello alongside. I like it. — 7 days ago

Howard HorwitzWalker StrangisTony Garcia
with Howard, Walker and 3 others
Eric, Mark and 17 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1947

Tawny and a little cloudy. Dried strawberry, camphor, delicate forest floor, dried apricot, soft cherry, emerging spice and a very ethereal floral note. Like delicate aged burgundy with a subtleness, elegance and length that is heartbreaking. The fruit with time in glass is subtle and delicious with soft orange edges. Wonderful stuff. A real treat. — 7 days ago

Howard HorwitzWalker StrangisTony Garcia
with Howard, Walker and 3 others
Eric, Mark and 17 others liked this

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Quite aromatic and actually a lot more open than I would have expected even for a 2012 . Floral and ripe cherry fruit , licorice character as well. Still quite elegant in the mouth , lots of ripe fruit and a steak of balancing refreshing acidity. More red fruits than black , raspberry , red cherry. There is a kick for quite grippy tannins at the end though they are sweet and not out of balance . Lovely long finish with a rose and floral note. Excellent and surprisingly enjoyable straight from the bottle. — 8 days ago

James, Byron and 7 others liked this

Cavallotto

Vigna San Giuseppe Riserva Bricco Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2001

What a lovely surprise . 2003 is not a vintage I would normally order , but this was a wine . Lots of black fruits , licorice , mineral also a floral character and a truffle note also. In the mouth there is loverly ripe blackberry , black cherry fruit , a streak of acidity. Very long and lots of vivacity and length , still young. — 2 days ago

Severn, Anthony De and 2 others liked this

Alberto Voerzio

La Serra Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Gorgeous! So much nerve and tension! Taut, edgy, incredibly fine tannin and mineral core to this wine. Framed by rose and peony flowers, beneath is tar, burnt earth, amaro herbs and spices. Seriously good, seriously young but who cares. Always love the chance to try Roberto’s wines so I was pumped to have a crack at his cousin’s project — 6 days ago

Keith, Tom and 4 others liked this

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Shay A
9.4

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

More baked pie notes from red and black fruit than previous wines. Cherries jubilee on the nose. Old rose and violet and a muddled herbal raspberry note. Very unique. Both sweet and tart on the palate. Extremely balanced. Thanks for bringing
@Eric LaMasters .
— 9 days ago

Mike RDavid LJoe Lucca
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Evan Bienstock

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2008 Barolo is magic.