Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2008
Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso). The Cannubi Boschis vineyard is blessed with a remarkable aspect and remarkable soils. The exposure is south/southeast and the bowl or “conca” shape of the land helps hold the warmth in the early morning and naturally produces textural, silky, super-seductive wines. Its soils are calcareous (limestone) clay. To be clear, Boschis is a particular terroir within the Cannubi hill. Like few other Langhe vineyards, Cannubi Boschis produces hedonistic wines of remarkable quality year after year, almost regardless of the season. This site has been vinified separately by Luciano Sandrone since 1985; a decision that was instrumental in bringing the concept of “Cru”, or single terroir, wines to the district. The quality of the wine that resulted launched Sandrone on to the international stage.
"Good bright ruby-red. Deeper but less forthcoming on the nose than Le Vigne, hinting at black cherry, menthol and flowers. Then broader and deeper on the palate, conveying a more classically dry impression than the wonderfully sweet, round 2007. As creamy as this is, it's dominated today by its impression of energy and medicinal black cherry reserve. Most impressive right now on the tightly coiled, rising, electric finish, which unfurls spectacularly as the wine sits in the glass. A great expression of Cannubi terroir." 95 points, Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Celler
"The 2008 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is stunningly beautiful. It, too, is quite subtle and understated. The 2008 is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine laced with sweet red cherries, flowers, spices, mint and minerals. This is a decidedly feminine, gracious Cannubi Boschis that impresses for its elegance, class and finesse. Sweet floral notes add brightness on the Pinot-like, vibrant finish. The wine keeps getting better and better in the glass. This, too, is a dazzling effort. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028." 95 points, Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, Issue #200
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