Lot 325 | 2016 DOCG Barolo 750ml


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV. 

Wine Details & Tasting Notes

I tasted this wine at VinItaly last Spring and immediately put my foot on the last remaining 195 cases. Man, do I wish I had more of this...

This is direct from the cellar with a 93-point score from James Suckling and a 91-point score from Decanter Magazine. We've agreed to affix our label and not mention the producer,  so I am unable to re-produce the reviews here. However, the descriptors "exceptional", "delicious", "perfumed", "flavorful" and "chewy" all appear in the reviews.

Barolo fans, trust me on this one....this is classic Barolo.

Medium-deep garnet and, as expected, I had a definite preference for a more chimneyed Burgundy glass versus a traditional Bordeaux. Right out of the bottle, the archetypal perfume of tar, roses and cherry is accented by rosemary, and umami leather and mushroom notes in a wonderfully complex bouquet that has evolved nicely and is now fully delineated. The red cherry note becomes more pronounced and spicy as the bouquet opens up further and reveals its numerous layers. Just beautiful. Smooth as silk on the attack with sappy fruit and earth in equal measure resolving in a potent array of chewy but exceptionally-well integrated tannins...fleshy, perfectly ripe, perfectly balanced and complex as hell, this is screaming deal for a wine that delivers tremendous complexity now and will age another 20+ years in your cellar. Perfetto!

100% Barolo DOCG, 100% Nebbiolo
40+months including a mix of ageing 18-months in smaller barrels and longer ageing in large format wooden vats.
Alc. 14%

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