Barolo Nebbiolo

Ferdinando Principiano

Boscareto Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Another Nebb I was forced to pay attention to as it was paired with one of the courses during dinner. Bigger than the 14' Cascina Fontana - perhaps even the biggest red of the night, but somewhat not unexpected for the vintage. Nevertheless, it's still elegant and polished. Palate was full of dry sweet red fruit and spice, balanced by a clean racy finish and dense minerality. Nose was driven by sweet berry notes, some orange oil, leather, pepper, dried herbs, balsamic. Gripping tannins. Muscular, but finessed. A momentous effort. As expected of CW's choice!

NB: Macerated for 30 days and then aged in large Slavonian Oak (20 HL to 40 HL) for two years, followed by two more years in the bottle. Annual production is usually around 4000 bottles. The write-ups on Chambers St Wines and Vinhulen are nice reads - Ferdinando's change from modern to traditional, to eschewing chemicals in the vineyard and even letting the undergrowth run wild, to the "greatness" of Boscareto. Excellent discovery!
— 12 days ago

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Arcostanzo Battista & Figli

Barolo Nebbiolo 1964

Surprisingly alive and fresh. Quite savory with notes of flowers, dried fruit, mushrooms, and a hint of balsamic. Beautiful silky texture. It even improved over the course of a couple of hours. — 7 days ago

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Marcarini

Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 1971

Tobacco, stinky red fruit, tar, black cherry. Pure and lean and muscular. There’s a purity to this on the palate- a real intense yet lifted red fruit influenced/ leather fruit. There’s a whiff of mint on the finish. Very good. — 14 days ago

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Ira, Keith and 11 others liked this

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Brunate - Le Coste Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Shay A
9.3

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Much better compared to the ‘98 it shared the table with. Much more lively...black peppercorn, tar, bay leaf, rose petal and a density in the middle without being too heavy. Tart red and black fruits all over the entry and finish. Still on the upward trajectory. I called this CdP.
— 4 days ago

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Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

First taste of a 2015. This is everything I hope for in Nebbiolo. Rose accented red fruit aromatics. Subtle power with texture and structure. Great with mixed grill meats. One of my favorite wines. — 5 days ago

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Lorenzo Accomasso

Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

The embodiment of classic Barolo. Roses and tar with a hint of cocoa. Young but still approachable. Quite classically styled. — 6 days ago

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Daniel, Daron and 3 others liked this

Tenuta Cucco

Cerrati Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

This is a young but great Barolo. With air, the nose shows beautiful, intense cherry fruit, minerally gravel, licorice, and yes, tar and faded roses. Damn. Really good depth of flavor, nice acidity, lots of fine-grained tannin. Maybe not a 20 year wine but this will get even better over the next several years. — 17 days ago

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Cascina Fontana

Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Now this I paid attention to. Mainly because I was forced to - being paired with the duck course - but also because it was quite brilliant. Needs a decant though to open up that nose. Very rosey, red cherry driven, with some spicy, savoury intrigue (balsamic vinegar, mint, rosemary, liquorice, mushroom, a little game) and maybe some oak (hint of vanilla?). Like the other Nebb's in the dinner, the palate's elegant, but I guess that's the only way CW would have it. Some might call it light even, but for me, it's got great presence and makes it the more drinkable Nebb during the night. Again red fruits, orange oil, smoke, earth, tabacco leaf, mineral. Long finish with a very refined structure.

NB: From BBR - Mario decided not to make a Barolo del Comune di Castiglione Falletto in the 2014 vintage, so this is very much a “super-Barolo”, with a higher percentage of Castiglione Falletto (75 percent) than in 2013 when it made up 60 percent. The remaining 25 percent comes from their La Morra Giachino vineyard.
— 14 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Absolutely terrific 2006 Bric. Still powerful but graceful, as well as full of life and energy. Bright fruit, but all Nebbiolo character. Just great! — 3 days ago

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

Special pull for last night of a 10 day stint in Vermont and it is terrific! Over performer for the vintage. After a 3 hr decant it just climbed from there and didn’t let up. We were almost licking the last drops. I just can’t get enough. — 14 days ago

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