A beautiful wine from Palladino, a lovely very complex Barolo just beginning to hit maturity. It is made in an understated style, showing its quality in its lovely haunting complexity. It has all the telltale flavors, roses, anise, earth dark fruit, tobacco and woodsmoke. A wine that continued to improve in the glass, it is old fashioned and priced right to see…
This Barolo shows intense violet aromas and notes of freshly turned soil, spice and herb. The palate offers succulent black cherry, hints of mint and spice, and finishes on a coffee note. It has ample depth, firm tannins and fresh acidity for this warm vintage. Drink after 2017.
Riserva S. Bernardo has a fabulous nose of dusty mineral interwoven with dried cassis, natural rubber, licorice, anise and country earth. But it’s that extraordinary mineral note—think granite, black slate and pencil shaving—that really sets it apart. The wine is firm, well-structured and complex.
Barolo Parafada is a lush, meaty and expressive wine with power, heft and bright aromas of cured meat, Bresaola, leather, dried rose, licorice and cola. The wine presents a solid wall of tannins and gritty firmness that will need at least another five years of bottle aging.
From the Serralunga subzone of Barolo, this classic rendition of Nebbiolo opens with an orange-garnet color segueing into delicate aromas of licorice, mesquite, dried prune or plum and drying mineral notes. The wine presents a focused, linear feel in the mouth. Very nice
Here’s a beautiful expression of Barolo with finely textured tannins, bright acidity, drying talc powder or mineral notes and tons of fresh berry and cherry intensity. This is a particularly refined and elegant wine that, when aged a few more years in the bottle, will pair with veal, pork or beef.
A beautiful, complex wine, it begins with dense aromas of dark jammy fruit, anise, wax polish and leather. The palate is well balanced and the flavors are intense and have evolved well. The finish is medium long.
Sheltered in the Broglio stream valley, the eponymous cru is considered among the best in Serralunga d’Alba. This is a mineral-driven Barolo that will not appeal to fruit bomb enthusiasts. Instead, the focus here is on elegance, linearity and smoky subtones. Pencil shavings and campfire ash form a tannic finish that is tight as a shell but smooth as a pearl.