Since 1761, the most historical winery in Barolo. The underground cellars continue to represent a rare historical memory of the Langa to this day, and the wines are made according to tradition: long spontaneous fermentations in concrete tanks without the use of selected yeasts, and long periods of ageing, strictly in large Slavonian oak barrels.
Rustic charm here, grippy tannins, black tea, and rose hip tea, yes, and old flowers, clove, some dried meat. Good pucker and chew, dried fruit and nut, blood orange amaro, savouriness, meatiness, cranberry and dried cherry. Wonderful old school expression. Seriously good. Tasted: Jun 2021; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $150; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2023-2036; Rated: 96+ Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Cherry essence, bit of liquorice root, spice, new leather and game meats. Round feel in the mouth, but still very fine, with a ‘mineral’ feel to acidity and brick dust tannin, some orange peel and dried herb/amaro perfume, plus raw almond grip and flavour as it goes. Juicy and sooty. Lovely wine. Loads of character. Tasted: Jun 2021; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $150; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2023-2036; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Underbrush, wild berry, rose and camphor aromas form the enticing nose along with a whiff of forest floor. The youthfully austere, savory palate delivers ripe red cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and botanical herb framed in firm, refined tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced. This stunner is definitely one for the cellar. Drink 2026–2041; Rating: 96 Points; Kerin O’Keefe; The Wine Enthusiast
Cedar and orange peel to the ripe plum character on the nose. Full bodied with layers of fine tannins that are nicely interwoven with fruit and chocolate. Flavorful at the end. Just starting to open now. Drink or hold; Rating: 94 Points; James Suckling
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