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Paolo Scavino 2010 Bric dël Fiasc Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $100

If a wine can truly be perfect, this is it. Displaying power, grace, depth and complexity, this Barolo delivers sublime Nebbiolo sensations including rose, underbrush, red cherry, leather, licorice, baking spices, clove, white pepper and balsamic notes. The intense flavors are balanced by velvety tannins and fantastic energy. Drink 2018–2038.

 — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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Giuseppe Rinaldi 2010 Brunate Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $126

The 2010 Brunate is one of the greatest expressions of this fabulous vintage. Polished and structured, it seamlessly combines layers of rose, violet, perfumed red berries, juicy black cherry, leather, spice and eucalyptus sensations that convey a Nebbiolo purity of compelling depth and finesse. It’s already gorgeous, but will become one of the legendary bottlings…

 — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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Massolino 2010 Parafada Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $95

Powerfully structured yet surprisingly graceful, this is one of the stars of the vintage. It seamlessly weaves together tobacco, underbrush, leather and intense balsamic sensations with succulent black cherry, raspberry and licorice flavors. It’s all supported by a backbone of lively acidity and noble tannins. This will age and evolve for decades. Drink 2020–2050.

 — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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Sandrone 2010 Cannubi Boschis Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $165

Structured but extremely elegant, this opens with an intense fragrance of violet, rose, wild berry, leather, underbrush and balsamic notes. The delicious, focused palate delivers crushed black cherry layered with notes of exotic spices, licorice, sage and black pepper, perfectly balanced by assertive tannins and vibrant energy. It already boasts gripping depth, but…

 — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio 2008 Cà d’Morissio Riserva Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $595

This stunning wine is all about extreme elegance and subtlety. It opens with aromas of wild red berry, rose petal, sweet baking spice and a whiff aromatic herb while the focused palate delivers red cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice, pipe tobacco and white pepper. A firm backbone of polished tannins and vibrant acidity gives it an age-worthy structure. It’s loaded…

 — K.O.  (10/1/2015)
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Roagna 2004 Crichët Pajè Nebbiolo (Barbaresco)

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  1. $550

Leather, rose, blue flower, balsamic notes, mineral, black cherry, baking spice and thyme are just some of the sensations offered by this breathtakingly gorgeous wine that boasts power and finesse. At 10, it’s still shockingly youthful and vibrant, with great depth and balance, but it still has years to go. Drink 2020–2044. Polaner Selections, Louis/Dressner Selections.

 — K.O.  (12/31/2014)
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Cantina Bartolo Mascarello 2010 Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $120

From one of the denomination’s leading traditional producers, this gorgeous, elegant Barolo opens with floral aromas of dried rose petals, woodland berries, leather, spice and whiffs of balsamic herbs. The palate seamlessly combines crisp, red cherry-berry fruit, white pepper and mint balanced by firm but polished tannins and bright acidity. Full of finesse, it…

 — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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Gaja 2007 Sorì San Lorenzo Nebbiolo (Langhe)

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  1. $440

Always a standout among Gaja’s five single-vineyard wines, Sorì San Lorenzo benefits from an excellent vintage to produce what will surely become a must-have bottle for collectors of Italian wine. There’s enormous beauty and elegance here, backed by power and intensity with ripe fruit, spice, toasted nut and cola. It also shows impressive linearity and focus. Hold…

 — M.L.  (5/1/2011)
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