Piedmont, Italy

Aziende Agricole Giardino - Serena

Vino Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

1967... this bottle nearly brought tears to my eyes. It was absolute perfection. The nose was strong and poised, offering an tobasco core, strong olive juice notes, with pepper and savory spices but this ethereal sweetness that just makes you return for another whiff. This just kept giving and giving - layer upon layer of complexity. The body was absolutely wonderful with medium - acid and completely fully integrated tannins. This had a slightly balsamic feel to it (of course) and pairing with a vine ripened tomato and salt was out of this world. This was an incredible bottle and one which I will not easily forget. — 7 days ago

Keith, Jeff and 1 other liked this

Castello di Verduno

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Mason Balistreri

This is fantastic. The nose is fascinating with a sort of minty, floral quality that is hard to describe. It's very lifted and sexy; and I might even say there's a tiny, tiny hint of VA. The palate is soft, lush and beautifully balanced. The fruit character is markedly darker than other Barbarescos I've had lately, but the tannins are completely integrated. This rocks now but I would love to try it a few years down the line.
— 17 days ago

Jeff, Dennis and 8 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Asili di Barbaresco Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1996

A lot of menthol, but with a good bit of depth, it is enjoyable, but still very young and it really needs more time for the menthol to fade and the other flavors and aromas to become more prominent as it is pretty monolithic at the moment. It had been double decanted at least a few hours before dinner, if I recall correctly. — 5 days ago

Mike, Anthony De and 4 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2009

Shows the warm of the ‘09 vintage very well. Succulent, full, guided by its overt personality than alluring tension. Plenty of bright acid, tannins are sleek and show a musculature nature without being too dominating on the palate. Ripe black cherry, roasted strawberry, candy cap mushroom, tar, rose, licorice candy, ferns, Ceylon, ting of allspice. Very happy with how this drank, perfect for homemade Pappardelle w/braised rabbit (in Burlotto Pelaverga of course) — 4 days ago

Amr, David and 1 other liked this


Bricco Botti Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore Dolcetto 2012

A stunning rich dense glass of ripe dark fruits in a ruby red robe. Aromas of violets, black plum, blackberry, red table grapes, Vietnamese cinnamon, cocoa, and strong chalky minerals. Flavors are fruity and also very ripe. Sweet blackberry and black cherry stewing in cinnamon and mocha. Time in neutral oak provides structure but not flavor. Built for food. — 18 hours ago

Riddley, Neil and 11 others liked this

Paitin di Pasquero-Elia

Sorì Paitin Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1995

This opened up with hot soil, tobacco and cherries on the nose. We allowed to decant for a while and the cherries and tobacco carried over on the palate. Maybe because of the age the tannins and acids seemed to be subdued compared to other Barbaresco s I have had recently. The wines from this area are becoming some of my favorites. — 3 years ago

P, Mike and 2 others liked this

Cantine Elvio Tintero

Grangia Rosato Rosé Blend

Bright and lovely wine! Unexpectedly playful and pleasant effervescence. Floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle as well as fruit elements of strawberry, pineapple, and dragonfruit. Would be a great choice for a warm summer day with people who don’t enjoy bone dry rosés. While it’s a very solid wine for the price, it’s on the upper side of sweet for me (but with the caveat that I prefer very dry wines). — 7 days ago

Tom Stewart
with Tom


Currá Barbaresco Nebbiolo

When tuning a violin, one has many options. A tuning fork has always been my preference. I like the clear tone created by the vibrations of the fork smacking the side of my case and then clamoring to find just the right harmony with the wood of the instrument. The sound has a purity and if Hemmingway was a tone, he would be the A created by the tuning fork. Wine can hit a tone. It can express a purity of flavor that harmonizes with itself, and most importantly, harmonizes with our own personal vibrations. It can be a clear and graceful expression of itself, un-muddled by faults or ego. Just fruit and alcohol and tannin and acid. The powerful clarity of a single note in the measure of a tune. — 9 days ago

mattswineworld, Daniel and 4 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Falletto di Serralunga D'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2003

Tawny and mostly translucent. Fruit dominated nose with some funk. Notes of chopped ripe cherries, moist earth, pepper, some molasses and faint red roses. In the mouth, a high level of fruit matched against modest structure and light tannins. Medicinal and a little hot, some raisin notes, not all that balanced. Reflective of the hot year/vintage. An ok drink but will wait to see what 10 more years of age will add to the experience. — 8 days ago

Shay, Ira and 16 others liked this


Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Nice fruit, rose petals, liquorice, rhubarb and a bit of curry spices
Mouth not as elegant as you wished, but great explosion of flavours
Exuberant tannins still
Pretty long
It could have been better, but it is good 🙏🙏
— 5 days ago

francesco scalavinoAlessio PecoraroMauro Gabriele
with francesco, Alessio and 1 other
Byron, Rob and 12 others liked this