Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Barbaresco Bric Balin wafts from the glass with crushed flowers, dried cherries, tobacco and cedar. It is less overt than the Basarin, with the structural components playing a greater role in the wine’s balance. The energy and focus here are both attractive, while the oak seems to have..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "A lovely expression of cherry and plum marks this round, spice- and underbrush-tinged red. The sweet fruit gives way to firm tannins as this picks up power and stamina on the lingering finish."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Barolo Brunate is impressive. Layers of dark fruit, menthol, pine, spices and mint flow effortlessly from this impeccably graceful, polished Barolo. The 2008 Brunate is weightless yet deep in the way only Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo are capable. There is a ton of Brunate character here...
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Burlotto's 2009 Barolo Vigneto Monvigliero is exceptional. A creamy, totally layered Barolo, the Monvigliero stands out for its texture. The use of whole clusters in fermentation – highly unusual in Piedmont – gives the 2009 a sense of aromatic lift and brightness that is quite welcome in this..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "This is a beautiful wine that exhibits seductively dark concentration and bright aromas of red berries, cola and licorice that are characteristic of the Nebbiolo grape. The tannins show a polished, silky nature and will continue to evolve over long years of cellar aging."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Paje wraps around the palate with layers of dark fruit, spices and menthol. Today, the Paje is one of the more open of the 2008 Riservas, but there is plenty going on in the glass. Sweet floral and spiced notes add lift on the finish. As good as the Paje is, it also..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Montefico hits the palate with a blast of fruit intermingled with copious acidity and pure structure. Montefico shares a boundary with Ovello, and shows many of the structural elements typically associated with that side, but with more depth in its fruit, probably..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Smoke, incense and tobacco are some of the many nuances that emerge from the 2009 Barolo Vigneto Cannubi. One of the very best 2009s from this historic site, Burlotto's Cannubi impresses for its depth, richness and sheer power. The sensuality typical of Cannubi is given extra dimensions of pure..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Barolo Vigna Marenca boasts a center of bright red berries that is surprisingly supple and elegant. Sweet red cherries, freshly cut flowers, spices and mint take shape in the glass as the 2008 shows off a refined, high-toned register that is rarely found in this wine. The 2008 boasts..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Tightly wound, delivering sweet spices, cherry and licorice up front, with firm tannins on the back end. There's a nice tension here, and the acidity pushes the length, but this needs time."