Barolo, Cuneo

Mauro Molino

Conca Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Gorgeous nose of huckleberries, red currants, sweet bbq spice, chalky minerals, dried orange, and exotic florals. The orange and spice notes carry onto the palate with some clove, crushed red currant, and violets. The orange and mineral notes are oddly reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. Needs lots of bottle age. Not as concentrated as the Conca that Renato Ratti produces, but still very good. — 2 days ago

TheSkip, Mike and 10 others liked this

Tenuta Pianpolvere

Riserva Pianpolvere Soprano Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2001

Consensus WOTN this has it all. Expressive nose of white and red flowers, coffee grounds. Completely resolved palate dominated by dark red fruit, fine, fine tannins, baking chocolate and the longest finish of the flight. Still has 5+ years. — 5 days ago

Matt Trader,, Eric and 18 others liked this

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Vietti makes a great wine bottom line. This is their entry level Barolo and it punches above its weight. I paid $40 for this back in the day. It’s in a great place with subtle red fruit and floral notes with a hint of menthol. The finish is beautiful and lasts a few seconds. This was supposed to be a nice glass with some chicken parm for dinner instead the bottle is gone and my wife wants to know if we have more. Joy to drink. — 12 days ago

Adam, Anthony De and 1 other liked this

Marchesi di Barolo

Barolo Tradizione Nebbiolo 1947

A dark ruby core with lots of bricking. A stinky nose that’s surprisingly vibrant with tar, tart cherry, wood and a hint of madiera. High toned. On the palate, astonishingly good fruit. Mature but still quite deep and very resolved. Great balance and decent length. This isn’t profound but is an incredible testament to the ageability of Nebbiolo. Complex and fascinating. Lovely — 8 days ago

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Keith, Steve and 11 others liked this
James Forsyth

James Forsyth

Wow - what a treat.

Renato Ratti

Marcenasco Rocche Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Still trying to understand Barolo. Heavenly aromas letting you know this is an Italian wine. Deceptively complex palate of various herbs mixed with milk chocolate and cherries and berries. Swear there was a hint of mint in there. I say deceptive because the body is quite delicate and the casual observer could miss its nuances. Looking forward to doing more homework. — 10 days ago

Trixie, LM and 1 other liked this

Oddero

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Absolute sick bottle. Very expressive nose with dried rose pedals, dried red fruits, tar, campfire and balsamic. The structure is HUGE. Dusty and chewy tannin. Need to revisit in 5 yrs. — 5 days ago

Phil, David and 5 others liked this

Azelia

Bricco Fiasco Barolo Nebbiolo 1999

This one also felt young to the group, and came out a bit awkward. 2 hours later it was singing, I went back to it twice. Sweet tannins at the core powered through to a long, good-tangy finish. Uncertain how long this has to go, so decant and drink up. The awkward phase scared me... — 5 days ago

Severn, Michael and 25 others liked this

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Stunning aromatics on one of my favorite Barolo’s. So elegant & floral with cherry, strawberry & rhubarb fruits, rose petal, violets, dried herb & Indian spices with hints of tobacco, orange peel & mineral. Needs more time but so good now with a couple of hours in the decanter. — 6 days ago

Antonio, Cody and 17 others liked this

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2001

Restrained on the nose until late, when earthy tar and red flowers came out. Delicate, feminine, showing it’s age and drinking beautifully but feels articulated enough to get even better as only the Kings do... — 5 days ago

Phil, Matt Trader, and 24 others liked this

Cavallotto

Bricco Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Very closed nose compared to Oddero Villero. Nose is more focused, restrained and lots of tobacco leaves and smoky component. Huge structure with chewy tannins. Slight bitter finish. — 5 days ago

Phil, Paul and 13 others liked this