This wine proved to me how much of a food wine Barolo really is. When I first opened it and took a sip with no food, I smelled sulfur and rip red fruits. I wasn’t a big fan. Then I had some cold shishito peppers in the fridge and tried some with one of those, and it totally transformed. Subtle red fruit with a dry espresso, chocolate finish. Really lovely — a month ago
Classical in style but great density in this outstanding vintage for Baroli. Crushed flowers, cinnamon and other spices, very mineral, long, lots of potential. Decant a few hours before or let it sleep another 5 years or so. Excellent stuff. — 2 months ago
Great barolo and especially for this price point. Will order this every time when at Nociolla on Ojai. Gem of a wine at a gem of a restaurant 👌🏽 — a month ago
Yesterday late afternoon I had the pleasure of tasting the 2016 Luciano Sandrone Le Vigne Barolo. At first taste I knew this was a special bottle of wine. All boxes were checked on the nose as well as the palate.
On the nose were fully expressive notes of black cherry, strawberry, herbs, clove, clay pottery, rose petals, underbrush, tar and dusty soil.
On the palate were delightful notes of dark cherries, strawberry, red plum, licorice, truffle, herbs, dried roses, a good mineral note and dusty earth.
An outstanding wine from the word go, full bodied, well balanced with a smooth round mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + to high fine mouth coating grippy tannins that leaves you with a long pronounced fresh fruit dusty earth finish. This wine still has a lot to offer years from now. What a pleasure to have experienced this. I hope everyone's weekend is going well? Have a continued wonderful weekend. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 months ago