Dogliani, Cuneo

San Fereolo

Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010

A serious biodynamic Dolcetto. Muddled berries and dark fruit, tobacco, cedar, leather and a touch of Brett. A stand-out. — a month ago

Azienda Agricola Ronchi di Giancarlo Rocca

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Particularly virile, full-throttle normale wine for this producer. With the quality of the harvest apparently outstanding at Ronchi, I’m particularly anxious to taste the cru bottling when it becomes available. — 6 days ago

P, Eric and 6 others liked this

Cordero di Montezemolo

Monfalletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Rose petals and leather on open. Bright cherry and black plum, cigar box. Firm tannins and a long smooth finish. — 8 days ago

Ryan, Stephen and 24 others liked this

Michele Chiarlo

Vigna Rionda Di Serralunga Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo 1988

Plenty of fruit left: prune, raisin, fig, dried orange peel, dried cranberry, rosemary and bay leaves, crushed stone, blood, allspice, roasted leaves. Tar, leather, balsamic vinegar, sour cherry and mint on the palate. 13.5% abv. Elevated acidity, elevated pulverized sweet tannins, and medium+ finish. — 16 days ago

Chris, Peter and 10 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Fascinating how different this is from the Rocche 13' (from the same producer). Goes to show that Piedmont is indeed a great distraction from Burgundy, which has been reflected in the increasing prices. Thankfully, Brovia's wines are still "under the radar." Affordable, in the scale of things.

Neighbouring vineyards. The Rocche - blue-fruit focused, leaner, less tannic on the palate (but you could smell it), elegant if not firmer. The Villero - red-fruited, more classic on the nose, brawny palate, with big spice tones and a blood-like minerality. No preference of one over the other at the moment. Rocche, the queen of Brovia's line-up, and Villero, the king! Their purity, nuance, and turbo-charged aromatics are seriously impressive, though it doesn't make it any easier to drink them at this early stage. Definitely cellar these crus. Minimum 20 years!
— 9 days ago

Jay, Scott and 23 others liked this

Vietti

Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Very open & drinking well showing lots of cherry, leather, balsamic, licorice, tar & rose petal. — 5 days ago

Tom, Severn and 7 others liked this

Paolo Scavino

Prapò Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Robbing the cradle, but so delicious 🤤 captures the best of Serralunga but with a sense of generosity. Classy, structured, power and elegance in harmony even at this stage in its life. More time would certainly bring more complexity, but with leg of lamb roast this was killer. Rose petal, exotic spices, dried flowers, eucalyptus, black cherries, clove, camphor and limestone. — 17 days ago

Keith, Chris and 17 others liked this
Tony Vellone

Tony Vellone

Thanks for sharing Matt. The colour is unusual for a Barolo.

E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

Best young Barolo I’ve had in a long time while ticking all the requisite boxes: tar, check; roses, check; supple red fruit, you bet. Want to see how this ages, but for now a true PnP. — 20 hours ago

Paul, P and 12 others liked this

Palazzo Schiavino

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Nose: tobacco. Maybe some cherry cough syrup. Black cherry. Palate: deep cherry. Juicy. Palate staining. Ass kicking. Very good depth and density. Long.

Young but quite good.

Bought from fass selections.
— 11 days ago

Andrew, Anthony De and 3 others liked this

Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Loved this last night. Balance of rustic and fruity in good harmony. Great vintage for sure! — 6 days ago

Severn, Paul and 14 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Underrated vintage in Barolo generally. Wines were complex and unusually soft and approachable even young
Evan Bienstock

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I’m not sure it’s that underrated...😜