Barolo


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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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  • Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2018

    £62.49

    “The Cavallotto 2018 Barolo Bricco Boschis (a certified organic wine) is a lovely expression with fruit from one of the most beautiful sites in Castiglione Falletto, measuring 7.3 hectares. The wine is streamlined and tight with forest berry, blackcurrant and spice. It is taut and silky, showing fruit that has been shaped by cool nights and warm days. Bricco Boschis always delivers a special sense of sharpness and focus. Production is 23,747 bottles and 1,333 magnums. Drink: 2024-2040. 94 points

    Alfio Cavallotto and his family have farmed organically since 1976. In 2008, they started to reduce the use of copper, finally eliminating it by 2013, thereby cleaning the soils of metal buildup. These are excellent wines from a unique position. Bricco Boschis is located at the center of the Barolo growing region, and it links the eastern part of the appellation (Serralunga d’Alba and Monforte d’Alba) to the western side (where La Morra and Barolo are found).”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/22)

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  • Ettore Germano Barolo Cerretta 2017

    £59.99

    “The 2017 Barolo Cerretta stands out in this range for its intensely floral personality and mid-weight structure. Crushed rose petal, sweet red berry fruit, cinnamon, dried leaves and anise lend quite a bit of aromatic nuance. The 2017 is classy and polished today. Even better, it will drink well with minimal cellaring. Drinking window: 2022-2032. 93 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 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 2018

    £37.95

    “Serralunga d’Alba. Youthful and just mid ruby. Firm and fragrant with hints of liquorice. Elegant palate that at the same time is firmly structured. This shouts Serralunga in the glass. Great sappy fruit impact and then rich fine tannins on the finish. Long and vivid.  Drink: 2022-2030. 17+ points”

    Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com (12/21)

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  • Ettore Germano Barolo Vignarionda 2017

    £119.99

    “The Ettore Germano 2017 Barolo Vignarionda reveals a very bright and lively bouquet with ripe fruit, candied cherry, sandalwood, wild rose and rusty nail. The wine shows extra saturation, with no heaviness, and especially fine but firm tannins. Vignarionda exhibits lots of density with energy and life on the finish. Drink: 2024-2040. 94 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (08/22)

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  • Ferdinando Principiano Barolo Ravera di Monforte 2017

    £59.99

    “The 2017 Barolo Ravera di Monforte is the best wine I have tasted from Principiano in some time, maybe ever. Bright and energetic, with piercing tannins and soaring aromatics, the 2017 is wonderfully complete and totally beguiling. Dried rose petal, mint, crushed red cherry, kirsch and sweet pipe tobacco lend striking inner perfume. I would give the tannins a few years to soften. Drinking window: 2025-2037. 94 points

    It’s been a few years since I last tasted Ferdinando Principiano wines. I was impressed with both 2017s.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/22)

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  • Ferdinando Principiano Barolo Serralunga 2018

    £30.95

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  • Francesco Rinaldi Barolo 2018

    £47.99

    “The 2018 Barolo is a delicate, pretty wine with plenty of immediacy and overall appeal. Naturally, the 2018 is a small-scaled wine, but all the elements are nicely balanced. This is nicely done and also quite promising, in its peer group. Drinking window: 2024-2036. 88-90 points

    I tasted all of the 2018 Barolos at Francesco Rinaldi from cask, as the wines had not been bottled at the time of my November visit, which is standard for this domaine. I chose not to include notes on the new Barolo from Rocche dell’Annunziata and the Riserva, as I felt SO2 levels were low. That is not unusual, but it can make wines hard to evaluate accurately. So far, the vintage looks promising. “The older vines definitely fared best,” Paola Rinaldi told me as we ran through the vines. Harvest started on October 10, which is on the later side in 2018.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/22)

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