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Barolo Wines

The Barolo Wine Region is a DOCG located in Piedmont, Italy. Prior to the 19th century, Barolo wasn’t the tannic, dry wine that it is today. In fact, the cold winter months in Piedmont caused the yeast to go dormant, halting fermentations and leaving behind residual sugar. With increased winemaking knowledge, vinification techniques were modernized and fermentations were properly completed. The Barolo Wine Reviews below illustrate how these 100% Nebbiolo-based wines are notably modest in color, with high levels of both acid and tannin and aromas of tar, roses and truffles. While Barolo may be produced in 11 communes, the five principal communes of production are La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Barolo itself. The wines are required by DOCG regulations to age for a minimum of 38 months, spending at least 18 months in wood prior to release. Barolo reserva age even longer, requiring a minimum of 62 months, including at least 18 months in wood. For more information, check out our Barolo Wine Guide for more information.

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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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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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Cavallotto 2010 Bricco Boschis Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $80
Leather, balsamic herbs, black fruit and spice aromas lead the nose. The delicious palate delivers ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice, cinnamon, black pepper and carob notes, balanced by bold but noble tannins and vibrant acidity. It needs years to fully develop and will age for decades. Drink 2020–2040.  — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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Giacomo Fenocchio 2010 Bussia Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $60
From the historic heart of the famed Bussia vineyard area, this wine beautifully expresses the fabulous vintage. Boasting great depth and energy, it seamlessly delivers violet, incense, underbrush, crushed black cherry, licorice, graphite and balsamic sensations alongside vibrant acidity and big, velvety tannins. Drink 2020–2040.  — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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Massolino 2010 Parussi Nebbiolo (Barolo)

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  1. $95
This bold wine is yet another impressive 2010 Barolo from Massolino. Powerfully structured, it delivers succulent black cherry flavors layered with black pepper, sage, tobacco, licorice, balsamic notes and grilled herbs. It’s superbly balanced but has youthful tension and an abundance of energy so give it time to fully develop. Drink 2020–2050.  — K.O.  (10/1/2014)
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