Luigi Pira

Serralunga Barolo Nebbiolo

9.0159 ratings
9.026 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Another winner from the heralded 2010 vintage, this amazing Q/P-ratio wine captures the essence of Nebbiolo. Rich, almost smokey, pretty decadent nose with crushed, white flowers complementing the tar, asphalt and red berries aromas, all nicely echoed on the accessible yet age-worthy palate. Load up the truck!

Another winner from the heralded 2010 vintage, this amazing Q/P-ratio wine captures the essence of Nebbiolo. Rich, almost smokey, pretty decadent nose with crushed, white flowers complementing the tar, asphalt and red berries aromas, all nicely echoed on the accessible yet age-worthy palate. Load up the truck!

4 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Stacy Woods

Heavenly! Brilliant, even concentration of garnet to red brick rim. Complex and intense aromatics red cherry, rose, lavender, cola, tar, tea, black pepper. Medium body, dry, tangy high acid, warming high alcohol 14.5% is well balanced and creates a smooth mouthfeel. Chalky astringency is is high but slow to arrive and well integrated and creates a harmonious structure. Black cherry, licorice, and a mouth filling rose perfume dominates the long, complex finish. Don't drink this youthful wine now! She will have a lot more finesse in 10+ years. Swoon

Heavenly! Brilliant, even concentration of garnet to red brick rim. Complex and intense aromatics red cherry, rose, lavender, cola, tar, tea, black pepper. Medium body, dry, tangy high acid, warming high alcohol 14.5% is well balanced and creates a smooth mouthfeel. Chalky astringency is is high but slow to arrive and well integrated and creates a harmonious structure. Black cherry, licorice, and a mouth filling rose perfume dominates the long, complex finish. Don't drink this youthful wine now! She will have a lot more finesse in 10+ years. Swoon

2 people found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2015
Bob Yoon

Like an old best friend you only get to see every few years and you pick up where you left off. Always amazing.

Like an old best friend you only get to see every few years and you pick up where you left off. Always amazing.

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2016
Carter Nixon

Terrific Barolo, definitely decant but not robbing the cradle too too bad. Tar and roses, baby.

Terrific Barolo, definitely decant but not robbing the cradle too too bad. Tar and roses, baby.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2016
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

Not for me. Modern styled so that up front #fruit power masks typical #nebbiolo #finesse. Pira use rotary fermenters. Research if need to learn more on this subject.

Not for me. Modern styled so that up front #fruit power masks typical #nebbiolo #finesse. Pira use rotary fermenters. Research if need to learn more on this subject.

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2015
Giuseppe LoCascio

All the elegance and austerity of Serralunga...

All the elegance and austerity of Serralunga...

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

It's red cherry and strawberry, licorice and roses. There's a bit of black tea and leather on the palate. Great balance and absolutely lovely.

It's red cherry and strawberry, licorice and roses. There's a bit of black tea and leather on the palate. Great balance and absolutely lovely.

May 11th, 2016
James Brock

I love this. Nebbiolo young, but drink it.

I love this. Nebbiolo young, but drink it.

Jan 29th, 2016
Adam Nelson

Love the 2010s. Splash decant and it is drinking well can't wait to see how they evolve

Love the 2010s. Splash decant and it is drinking well can't wait to see how they evolve

Aug 28th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Definitely decant, a beastly youngster, with classic red fruit, crushed flowers and minerality.

Definitely decant, a beastly youngster, with classic red fruit, crushed flowers and minerality.

Nov 25th, 2014