Piedmont Nebbiolo

Azienda Agricola Roberto Voerzio

Rocche dell'Annunziata Torriglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Roberto Voerzio's "Rocche dell'Annunziata Torriglione" 2007 (info: from 2010 on the "Rocche" & "Torriglione" are bottled separately, "Torriglione" only in mags) is a jewel of a wine. The nose here is simply unique, kinda like an "eau de Barolo" perfume it hits you hard with red berry fruit, fresh roses and wild liquorice. Wonderfully silky tannins melt together in the palate with fig, road tar & red cherry. The finish is amazing and makes you not wanna stop for the next sip. Overall a very pure and typical, in 2007 rather feminine expression of Nebbiolo from "Rocche". A splendid wine that you just gotta love, especially in a year like 2007. — 12 days ago

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Vietti

Perbacco Nebbiolo 2014

Solid nebbiYOLO for a reasonable price...doesn’t say Barolo on the label but that’s what the grapes are and it’s ready to rock anytime. Midweight, menthol and cherry pastille, earth. — 6 days ago

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Claudio Alario

Sorano Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Claudio Alario's first vintage of "Sorano" - and one of my most favourite vintages ever: 2004! Kudos for this effort! The nose is beguiling with wild flowers, spices and dried fruits. In the palate i get a juicy mouthfeel with ripe prunes, seaberry, licorice candy, roasted coffee & a bit of incense. Silky vivid tannins mingle with all this and make this wine have a remarlably beautiful balance. So good to drink now, but the this is just getting started! This wine to me is a reasln why I find that 2004 is a splendid mix between 2006 & 2007. — 14 days ago

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Bruno Giacosa

Collina Rionda Di Serralunga d'Alba Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1989

After the first nose (right after opening), it was clear that the wine needed like 6+ hours of decanting. Following it open it in the decanter was amazing, you could really see and smell how it evolved and started to blossom. It also seemed to get darker in color, as if it was gathering power and strenght (but of course, this must have been my personal impression only).

Crimson red with some light brick-red/brown reflexes. The "Collina Rionda " showed simply fantastic in the nose and palate. A hugely perfumed nose, that just kept me captive for a while. Both in the nose and palate, it was like a kaleidoscope with all kinds of red (partly baked) fruits, fruitcake, a bit of hard candy, plums and prunes, tar, some truffle and hints of tobacco leaf of noble quality. Like an explosion with endless layers of the mentioned flavors in the mouth and a huge finish. The acidity and the tannins was perfectly balanced and integrated and gave the wine beautiful harmony.
Boom!! Vigna Rionda at it's best, a producer at his best and all that in an epic vintage!!

Perfect to drink now! But how will it evolve over another decade? I don't think that it has reached it's very best peak yet.

I 100% concur with Antonio Gallonis score of 100 and Ken Vastolas opinion that this might be the best wine ever made 

Can't wait to open the next one...  
— 19 days ago

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Amazing, and on the top of my wishlist of ‘wines to drink before you die’!

Giacomo Conterno

Monfortino Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1982

1982 Monfortino. I love this wine. I last had it at the epic magnum vertical in London a few years ago with Vinous. At the end of the night I saved one bottle to put on the shelf, this wine (ok, the other reason was that my better half is of this vintage, but the wine had to be incredible too!). It has an iced tea quality, incredible complexity and grip. Legendary. — 19 days ago

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Burzi

Capalot Vecchie Viti Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Long mazeration (30-50 days) & vinification in 30hl barrels (austrian wood). The 2013 "Capalot - Vecchie Viti" seems pretty atypical compared with "classic" La Morra Baroli; I would have placed it either in Monforte or Novello. It comes rather earthy, balsamic and with a beautiful deep minerality. Dark fruit (cherry), iron, chalk, and dark-red roses, that give the wine still a lovely feminine touch. The tannins are very present, but silky and nobili. The vinification in big barrels is a terrific idea in order not to cover the very giving character of the fruit/flavors provided by the 'vecchie viti' in Burzi's "Capalot" vineyard.. In short I say: Kudos to Burzi! This is a stunner - and I can't wait too see this juice age and try it again with like age 10.

Producer info: Alberto Burzi is a quite young and "new" winemaker in La Morra and the Barolo area. 2013 is his second vintage. He makes two Baroli ("Capalot - Vecchie Viti" and a "base" one with fruit from "Rive", "Roncaglie" and "Rocchettevino", all La Morra. He also has a plot in "La Serra" which is supposed to be put in the Barolo "base" in the future; furthermore he makes a Langhe Nebbiolo "Runcaja" and and a Barbera d'Alba" Plaustra"). Burzi has a total of 7ha of land; 5ha are for Nebbiolo/Barolo. Ca. 20'000 bottles produced, of which 8'000 Barolo.
— 18 days ago

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E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Cuvee Chiara Barolo Nebbiolo 2002

Perhaps in general 2002 is considered a bad vintahe for Barolo, especially compared with the outstanding 99, 00, 01 before and 04, 05 etc. afterwards. However, Chiara Boschis succeeded in making a terrific effort with her 2002 "Cuvee Chiara", a blend of the best fruit of all her plots. this juice needed lots of air to show that it is still alive. Fully mature, jammy cooked red fruit, marzipan, perfumed autumn leaves and somewhat truffly. Bravissima, Chiara!! 2002 - don't disregard it at once, as it is part of the Barolo history and interesting to drink for every. At last this one was fun to drink! — 16 days ago

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Ca' Rozzeria

Tre Comuni Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

At $20 This is a great value. From Garagiste as a second label wine.
Cherry, black tea, and tar. A bit more modern style than other Barolo. The cherry flavors are more of a fruity style. Still a good wine and an even better value at $20.
— 7 days ago

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De Forville

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Classic floral nose. More candies strawberry/raspberry than tar, but still distinct gravel. Lithe, lucid, elegant on the palate. Rose, then ripe strawberry. Understated acid structure. Long, developing finish. — 6 days ago

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Burzi

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

A blend of 100% La Morra fruit, that emerges from "Roncaglie", "Rocchettevino" & "Rive". Now this is La Morra!! - sais my nose and palate: in the nose fresh roses and fine strawberry/rasperry flavors. The classico is showing much brighter than the "Capalot", both in the color and in it's flavors: fresh cut flowers/roses, red stone fruits.. showing a lot of elegance and sexyness - let me call it the rather female opposite of the 100% "Capalot". What I find again, in both wines, is an amazing purity and clearness of the character. The tannins here show no harshness either, for a young Barolo. this - imho - permits a particular, fantastic showing of the primary La Morra fruit.

Producer info: Alberto Burzi is a quite young and "new" winemaker in La Morra and the Barolo area. 2013 is his second vintage. He makes two Baroli ("Capalot - Vecchie Viti" and a "base" one with fruit from "Rive", "Roncaglie" and "Rocchettevino", all La Morra. He also has a plot in "La Serra" which is supposed to be put in the Barolo "base" in the future; furthermore he makes a Langhe Nebbiolo "Runcaja" and and a Barbera d'Alba" Plaustra"). Burzi has a total of 7ha of land; 5ha are for Nebbiolo/Barolo. Ca. 20'000 bottles produced, of which 8'000 Barolo.
— 18 days ago

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