Cuneo, Piedmont

Massimo Rattalino

Quarantadue 45 Barbaresco Barbera 2011

Wow. Amazing. Fresh as a daisy.

Nose is almost savory.

Palate is vibrant. Bright cherries. Deep. Delicious. cherry licorice.

Needs an hour decant.

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Just had 3 days later from a Saran wrapped decanter. Omg. nose is platonic ideal of Nebbiolo. Palate is perfect. Insane texture. Cherry perfume. Almost orgasmic. High end burgundy elegance. #

Has this elegant deliciousness like gc burgundy. A hint of sluttiness like DRC RSV. But still elegant. Astonishing.

Sophia Loren. This is Fucking Sophia Loren.

So delicious but also so elegant. Oh. My. God.

Day 3.

I abused this wine and it’s fucking brilliant.

If this guy played the game he’d be top 20. Maybe top 10.

Bought from fass selections
— 7 days ago

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Gaja

Costa Russi Langhe Nebbiolo 1998

Lovely tonight. Have been fortunate enough to have several bottles of this over the years. Somewhere between the “traditional” and “modern” Piedmont style, but undoubtably delicious and very recognizable as nebbiolo. Definitely somewhat exuberant on both the nose and the palate. Seamless and well integrated with 1.5 hours of air. Excellent refreshing and lifting acid. Long finish. Perfect pairing with double cut lamb chops. — 4 hours ago

Eric, Andrew and 3 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Barbera d'Alba 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

Vajra's 2020 Barbera d'Alba is juicy, vibrant and absolutely delicious. Racy red/purplish berry fruit, spice, rose petal and mint are all kicked up in a tasty, impeccable Barbera that delivers the goods, big time. $22.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2021) — 4 days ago

Ceccherini, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Massimo Rattalino

Quarantadue42 Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Gorgeous clear cherry on the nose. Round and opulent and so pretty. Spice, cinnamon, tar, tobacco, so clear and vivid. Palate is ripe, deep, powerful and very concentrated. Really this is a large scaled wine but still has an elegant yet intense structure. Red fruits all the way and a bit awkward initially and needs maybe 40 minutes to get there. Delicious stuff. Long finish and really high quality fruit that only comes from a top top vintage. — 4 days ago

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Gigi Bianco

Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2016

N: Well , the wife and I said fruity shoes!
Lots of leather, black cherries, salt, plums, tar. Almost Nebbiolo tar.
P: Black Black cherries, an unidentifiable bitterness on the finish like biting into a cherry pit. Savory elements mixed with generous fruit. Bright acidity, low tannins.
A big boy, 15°, but carries its weight Very well. Can’t wait to see how this ages.
At the base of the torré Barbaresco.
Yummmm. Planted in territory usually reserved for Nebbiolo.
— 6 days ago

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Renato Ratti

Marcenasco Barolo Nebbiolo 2005

Well damn!! This was a perfect pairing with pasta with burrata and tomato sauce!! Medium minus tannins but otherwise smooth.. hints of oregano and thyme, iodine, saline, mushrooms, Sous bois, leather, light red fruit.. outstanding Barolo! — 2 days ago

Tom, Eric and 4 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Barolo Nebbiolo 2000

Opened 1 hour prior to tasting. Beautiful mature Barolo. Looks like red burgundy. Sappy, resiny aromatics with some herbal notes. Lovely balance here. Long finish. Delicious and complete. Enjoyed with Porcini Risotto. — 2 days ago

Andrew, Carlo and 19 others liked this

Damilano

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

New to Barolo, definitely a 2nd day wine in its youth. Much better than last nights glass,

James Suckling 98
"The fruit feels so comfortable here, in the ripe-red zone; it ranges from cherry kernel to chocolate-coated red plums to glazed cherries. Integrated hints of bark and sandalwood. Full-bodied with strapping tannins and muscular, imposing structure and power. Notwithstanding, everything is in striking balance and delivered with remarkable precision and grit."

Wine Advocate 97
"The Damilano 2016 Barolo Cannubi shows depth and a profound nature. This is the DNA of the Cannubi cru, maybe the most celebrated in the appellation with mildly compact, well-draining sandy soils (actually, a mix of 45 sand, 35 silt and 20 clay, to be precise). These conditions contribute to the dark concentration and the firm textural support found here. These assets are particularly apparent in this classic vintage. Dark fruit and dried cherry cede to earthy truffle and licorice. Of these various single-vineyard expressions, the tight tannins on this Cannubi definitely suggest a long drinking window. This wine is my favorite in this flight from Damilano, and this vintage of 40,000 bottles is distinguished by its sheer excellence."
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Second day for sure, or wait 20Y

Azienda Agricola Quazzolo

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Mr. Squiggles delivers again. Unreal cherry fruit purity on the nose. So clear. Just stunning. Such round cherry. Multifaceted. Really profound for a village Barbaresco. Cherry perfume. So good. Palate is a beast. Super concentrated and so sappy with unreal dark red cherry fruit. Finish echoes like a clap of thunder. Licorice and tree dust now. Such earthiness. Not that elegant but it makes up for it in sheer force of nature. — 4 days ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Mr. Squiggles! Perfecto!

Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo e Figli

Angelin Langhe Nebbiolo 2014

Negro Angelo ‘Angelin’ Langhe DOC Nebbiolo 2011: Medium-body. Medium acidity. Medium tannins. Complex & layered notes of red fruits, plum, dried fruits, leather, earth & oak. Long, persistent finish. Overall, this was an outstanding Nebbiolo wine with such a delicious bright taste and wow, let’s talk about this amazing lunchtime meal: Spiedo Bresciano (grilled meats & potatoes) with polenta, intingolo & roasted asparagus. Cheers🍷 — 12 days ago

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