This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of top ten wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Antonio Galloni’s article 2015 Barolo – The Late Releases . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “This article focuses on the late release 2015 Barolos, most of which were bottled this past summer. As I have written previously, 2015 is a mixed vintage, and yet there are plenty of compelling wines, many of them from estates that are surging in quality. Given the interest that is already building around the 2016s, I imagine the 2015s will be easier to source than wines from more consistently outstanding years. Even so, as a long-time buyer of these wines, my advice is always the same: readers are best off focusing on producer first.” --Antonio Galloni, 2015 Barolo – The Late Releases, November 2019 1. Francesco Rinaldi 2015 Barolo Cannubi 2. Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo Gramolere 3. Fratelli Alessandria 2015 Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno 4. Giacomo Fenocchio 2015 Barolo Villero 5. Giacomo Fenocchio 2015 Barolo Cannubi 6. Paolo Scavino 2015 Barolo 7. Paolo Scavino 2015 Barolo Bric del Fiasc 8. Paolo Scavino 2015 Barolo Cannubi 9. Paolo Scavino 2015 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio 10. Pio Cesare 2015 Barolo Ornato

Francesco Rinaldi e Figli

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

Today the 2015 Barolo Cannubi is an elegant, classy wine. The Cannubi also seems to have handled the heat of the summer more gracefully than the Brunate. Silky and sensual, the 2015 is very attractive today. The aromatics are perhaps just a touch forward, but the 2015 makes up for that with its suave, inviting personality. Crushed flowers, mint, licorice and sweet berry fruit add to the wine's charm. I wouldn't push my luck on aging too much, but the 2015 is undeniably appealing. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
8.8

The 2015 Barolo is a pleasant, fruity wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and leather are all given an extra kick of suppleness. Pliant and supple, the 2015 is not especially complex, but it is delicious. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2015 Barolo Cannubi is another heady, dense wine in this range. Here, too, there is a ton of potential, but at present the 2015 is fruity and primary. I would give it a good few years for some of the baby fat to melt away. Even with all of its textural richness, the 2015 has quite a bit of underlying detail and nuance that emerges with just a bit of aeration. There is plenty to look forward to, that much is clear. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Fratelli Alessandria

Gramolere Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2015 Barolo Gramolere is powerful and dense in the glass, with a good bit of richness but also less of the tension that is such a signature for wines from this site in Monforte. Cedar, sweet tobacco, pine, mint, dried cherry, licorice and dried flowers develop with air, adding attractive layers of complexity. Overall, the 2015 looks like it will drink well relatively early. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Giacomo Fenocchio

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

Fenocchio's Barolo Villero is quite sensual and inviting in 2015, which is probably a reflection of the year, as wines from this Castiglione Falletto site tend to be quite reticent, especially when young. Spice, menthol, licorice, dried flowers and pine grow with time in the glass. The Villero is another impressive, showy wine in this lineup. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2015 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is dark and imposing on the palate, yet not quite as forbidding as it can be. A Barolo of size and heft, the 2015 has a lot to say, but it won't be ready to drink anytime soon. Black cherry, smoke, leather, iron, licorice, menthol and graphite notes infuse the 2015 with layers of nuance to complement its brooding, sepia-toned personality nicely. The 2015 is a beguiling Barolo, but it needs cellaring. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Pio Cesare

Ornato Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2015 Barolo Ornato is dense and muscular, as it so often is. Rich, potent Serralunga tannins wrap around a core of smoke, grilled herbs, licorice, chalk, dried flowers, tobacco and plum notes. In the glass, the 2015 exudes virile intensity and power, but there is less in the way of finesse. Ultimately, the Ornato comes across as a bit monolithic and one-dimensional. I have to think something more is possible here. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Ned Gray Creed

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@Delectable Wine Any chance you could update a wine in your database? It is the Matias í Torres Diego Riveros. The designations need are Canary Islands and the appellation of La Palma. Thanking you.

Fratelli Alessandria

San Lorenzo di Verduno Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2015 Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno is a powerful, muscular wine, and yet it also has a sense of translucence that is hugely appealing. Iron, smoke, blood, leather, tobacco and incense give the San Lorenzo a distinctly feral, wild quality. I expect the 2015 will always remain a bit rustic in feel, but it certainly has plenty of character, as well as the structure to develop well for a number of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Giacomo Fenocchio

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

Fenocchio's 2015 Barolo Cannubi is soft and inviting, with racy curves, expressive aromatics and fine balance. Sweet tobacco, licorice, dried herbs, cedar and sweet red cherry are some of the nuances that emerge. The radiance of the vintage is evident in the wine's ripe profile and slightly forward flavors. My preference would be to drink the 2015 sooner rather than later. The Cannubi is the wine in which the warmth of the summer is felt most. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019) — 18 days ago

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Tony Vellone

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Thank you for the great review. Do you think that it’s worth waiting 2-3 years?

Paolo Scavino

Bricco Ambrogio Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2015 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio is terrific. Bold, fruity and forward, the 2015 offers tons of immediacy, not to mention impeccable overall balance. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, spice, mint, licorice and tobacco infuse the 2015 with terrific nuance to match its radiant, supple personality. This inviting, silky Barolo has plenty to offer, including tons of immediacy. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Novmeber 2019) — 18 days ago