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.
This is a wine made to age, and at seven years, you can kind of see where it’s heading. Meanwhile, it’s pretty firm and fresh with crisp acidity, red fruits, menthol, baking spice, cedar and liquorice. It’s tightly wound, etched with tannin and feels almost aggressive as at now, a bit cranky at being disturbed, but there’s latent succulence and perfume waiting, and the finish is long and laced with black tea tannin. Another decade should see it right. Tasted: Oct 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $250; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2028-2046+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Rose, iris, camphor and forest berry aromas mingle with whiffs of pine forest and dark spice. Youthfully austere, and that's a good thing, the firmly structured palate shows wonderful finesse, delivering sour cherry, cranberry and licorice framed in taut, fine-grained tannins and racy acidity. It still needs time, so no rush. Drink 2025–2043; Rating: 95 Points; Kerin O’Keefe; The Wine Enthusiast
A tight, focused Barolo with chewy tannins that coat the palate, but are not aggressive and show polish and consistency. It’s full bodied and vivid. In many ways this is traditional in nature. Strength with beauty. Drink or hold. Rating: 96 Points; James Suckling
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