Barolo


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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2016

    £74.99

    Review to follow

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2017

    £129.99

    “The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Barolo Bussia Cicala reveals a deep garnet color with some dark copper. Like the other 2017 wines from this celebrated producer, I can’t help but suspect that these areas of Bussia suffered from the heat and some of the other weather challenges associated with this growing season. A clear note of overt ripeness comes across as dried strawberry or sweet crème de cassis. The finish is similarly weighed down by the fruit weight and oak tannins. Drink: 2023-2028. 91 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 2017

    £127.95

    “The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Barolo Bussia Colonnello shows good focus, structure and a sharper character that is often the distinguishing factor in this wine. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit and plum, but it also shows a solid framing of iron ore and dark stony mineral. These give the wine greater lift and contoured edges. This is not the first time that Colonnello is my favorite wine in this lineup, and I suspect it won’t be the last. Drink: 2025-2040. 94+ points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco 2017

    £197.95

    “Opening to a dark color and robust consistency, the Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Barolo Bussia Romirasco is perhaps the most powerful of the four new releases reviewed here. Wearing broad shoulders and sporting a heavy gait over the palate, the wine sees a solid construction of dark berry and spicy or toasted oak aromas. There is a lot to behold in this bottle, and it definitely shows the potential to soften and relax with more cellar aging. However, you definitely need to put the bottle aside for many years. Drink: 2025-2043. 94 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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  • Bel Colle Barolo Monvigliero 2015

    £39.99

    “Verduno. Tasted blind. Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. A little herbal and subdued on the nose. Quite closed while the concentrated fruit is slow to unfurl on the palate with marked acidity and wall-to-wall tannins. Great tactile finish, but not ready by far. Drink: 2022-2032. 17 points”

    Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com (06/19)

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  • Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2017

    £56.95

    “The 2017 Barolo Bricco Boschis is superb. A rush of crushed raspberry, rose petals, mint, sweet spice and blood orange gives the 2017 its effusive, sexy personality. Medium in body and exceptionally polished, the 2017 is an absolute jewel of a wine. Many 2017s are nervy and in need of time to soften, but not the Bricco Boschis. All the elements are so well-balanced. If I was going to open a wine for someone who was not familiar with Barolo, I might very well open this. It’s impossible not to love the 2017 Bricco Boschis. Drink: 2022-2037. 93 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/21)

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  • Ettore Germano Barolo Cerretta 2016

    £59.99

    “The 2016 Barolo Cerretta is gorgeous. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, flowers and white pepper give this aromatic, mid-weight Barolo a real feeling of finesse that also comes through in the silky red berry fruit flavors. There is just enough grip to give the mid-palate and finish energy, but overall this is a relatively approachable Barolo that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Drinking window: 2023-2036. 93 points

    This is a gorgeous set of wines from Sergio Germano, but that is not terribly surprising based on the wines I tasted from cask during my last visit. The 2016s saw a total of 40-50 days on the skins between fermentation and maceration. Aging generally takes place in medium-format oak. The one exception is the new Barolo Vignarionda, which is fermented with whole clusters. It sees two years in medium-format oak, but spends an additional year in bottle prior to being released. Lastly, Germano fans will note a restyling of the labels, which are now drawn by Sergio Germano’s wife, Elena.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Ettore Germano Barolo Prapo 2017

    £57.49

    “The 2017 Barolo Prapò is powerful and quite dense, yet also retains a sense of transparency that is admirable. Sage, dried herbs, menthol licorice and earthy accents give the Prapò an element of wildness that is beguiling. The tannins are firm, and yet there is more than enough fruit to provide balance. The 2017 is very nicely done. Drinking window: 2024-2037. 94 points

    Sergio Germano’s new Barolo releases are strong across the board. The move towards a style that shows more freshness and less oak influence is a big positive. The Lazzarito is the one Barolo in this range I find a bit less interesting than the others, as the style is more pushed. The last thing Serralunga fruit needs is more push.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/21)

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  • Ettore Germano Barolo Riserva Lazzarito 2015

    £74.99

    “The 2015 Barolo Riserva Lazzarito (with fruit from Serralunga d’Alba) shows a generous, full-bodied consistency, with dark fruit, spice, baking clove and other dustings of exotic spice, such as cardamom and clove. That spiciness washes through the bouquet, and you can feel it on the palate, where the wine is structured and firm. Some 4,500 bottles were released. Drink: 2024-2040. 94 points

    Ettore Germano has taken ambitious leaps and bounds toward greater quality and consistency in this impressive group of new releases.

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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  • Ettore Germano Barolo Serralunga d’Alba 2017

    £36.99

    “Germano’s 2017 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba is a very pretty, gracious wine. Transparent and light on its feet, the 2017 nevertheless packs plenty of punch. Dried autumn leaves, spice, rose petal and sweet dried cherry all grace this sinewy, mid-weight Barolo. The 2017 offers plenty of complexity and quite a bit of character. It’s a terrific wine in its peer group. Drinking window: 2022-2032. 90 points

    Sergio Germano’s new Barolo releases are strong across the board. The move towards a style that shows more freshness and less oak influence is a big positive. The Lazzarito is the one Barolo in this range I find a bit less interesting than the others, as the style is more pushed. The last thing Serralunga fruit needs is more push.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/21)

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  • Ettore Germano Barolo Vignarionda 2015

    £119.99

    “The 2015 Barolo Vignarionda is soft, open-knit and wonderfully alluring. Readers will find all of the pure sensuality of Rionda – one of Barolo’s greatest sites – in the glass. The vines in this redeveloped part of the vineyard planted in 2011 are still very young, but the first wines have been very impressive. Sweet floral and spiced notes linger on the silky finish. The only thing the 2015 is missing is the complexity that vines express as they get older. In a word: gorgeous. Drinking window: 2023-2040. 95 points

    This is a gorgeous set of wines from Sergio Germano, but that is not terribly surprising based on the wines I tasted from cask during my last visit. The 2016s saw a total of 40-50 days on the skins between fermentation and maceration. Aging generally takes place in medium-format oak. The one exception is the new Barolo Vignarionda, which is fermented with whole clusters. It sees two years in medium-format oak, but spends an additional year in bottle prior to being released. Lastly, Germano fans will note a restyling of the labels, which are now drawn by Sergio Germano’s wife, Elena.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Ferdinando Principiano Barolo Boscareto 2016

    £71.99

    “The 2016 Barolo Boscareto is laced with crushed raspberry, cinnamon, orange peel and mint. Medium in body and delicate, the 2016 is enticing. Readers should expect a perfumed, gracious Barolo that shows an ethereal side of Serralunga that is quite unique. Drinking window: 2024-2034. 92 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/21)

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