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Paiagallo Vigna La Villa Barolo Nebiolo

9.125 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; consistent with previous notes from 2/20/2016. Brought to Lot 2 and paired with Certified Piedmontese flatiron steak and cured short rib over a mushroom risotto. I can confirm that this pairing did not suck. As my opening line suggests, there has been very little evolution over the last 18 months which is okay when one considers how delicious it was back then. On this night, it was a little austere with the first pour but within 20 minutes of just being open, it started to sing. No need to decant; held strong for the two hours we enjoyed it alongside our meal. As a note from Americanstorm suggests, there remains a lot of life left in these. Drink now or Hold.

Popped and poured; consistent with previous notes from 2/20/2016. Brought to Lot 2 and paired with Certified Piedmontese flatiron steak and cured short rib over a mushroom risotto. I can confirm that this pairing did not suck. As my opening line suggests, there has been very little evolution over the last 18 months which is okay when one considers how delicious it was back then. On this night, it was a little austere with the first pour but within 20 minutes of just being open, it started to sing. No need to decant; held strong for the two hours we enjoyed it alongside our meal. As a note from Americanstorm suggests, there remains a lot of life left in these. Drink now or Hold.

Jun 15th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Deep and bracing with tannin, cherry fruit, and a slight tartness.

Deep and bracing with tannin, cherry fruit, and a slight tartness.

Sep 8th, 2016
Anthony Shideler

I was pleasantly surprised by this bottling. Stored since release at a restaurant, this was just starting to hit prime drinking. Plums, spices, licorice and menthol all soar from the glass in this beautifully crafted Barolo. Gorgeous.

I was pleasantly surprised by this bottling. Stored since release at a restaurant, this was just starting to hit prime drinking. Plums, spices, licorice and menthol all soar from the glass in this beautifully crafted Barolo. Gorgeous.

Apr 5th, 2019
Tyler Christensen

Ripe red cherries, tar, herbs. Very aromatic when popped and really came to life after a 2 hour decant. Balanced and full of finesse. This is drinking very very well.

Ripe red cherries, tar, herbs. Very aromatic when popped and really came to life after a 2 hour decant. Balanced and full of finesse. This is drinking very very well.

Mar 22nd, 2017
Jason Seegert

Opened nicely after decanting.

Opened nicely after decanting.

Aug 20th, 2016
Ryan Housman

Yummmmmmmmm

Yummmmmmmmm

Aug 20th, 2016
Ross Goldin

Really enjoyed this '96 Barolo. Have 1 more bottle in the cellar :)

Really enjoyed this '96 Barolo. Have 1 more bottle in the cellar :)

Mar 25th, 2016
Zach Zerbe

Hoping for greatness - needs to breath

Hoping for greatness - needs to breath

Feb 27th, 2016
Matt Forester

1996. 17.

1996. 17.

Feb 19th, 2016
Andrew Taylor

Powerful - hints of Gevrey. On the hot side. Tannins developing nicely. Needs time in bottle.

Powerful - hints of Gevrey. On the hot side. Tannins developing nicely. Needs time in bottle.

Oct 28th, 2015