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ITEM 8572112 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction
...excellent wine. In addition to the tar, smoke, dried herbs, leather, and cherry fruit aromas, it reveals a distinctive mineral/powdered rock character. A full-bodied, powerful Barolo that possesses superb richness, a multidimensional...
Lots of blackberry and violet, with hints of toasty oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, delicious finish. Elegant and caressing.
Raspberry, minerals, dark chocolate, shoe polish and smoky oak on the nose. Fat and silky, with outstanding sweetness. Here the strong tannins offer uncanny sweetness. Seductive and strong.
Full-throttle style of Barolo with prune, leather, grilled meat and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, chewy and ultra-ripe, with wild vanilla and intense fruit on the palate. Voluptuous and showy. Best after 2007. 950 cases made.
Extremely lively - great lift. Sweet start with admirable complexity. Masses of tannin - very chewy, but not overwhelming the fruit.
...possesses a powerful and alcoholic nose of herbs and tobacco, tar and licorice, and its long and concentrated palate.
Very concentrated and complex on the nose with blackberry, dark chocolate and toasted oak aromas. Full-bodied and very ripe, with loads of fruit and a long, caressing finish. A powerful and rich wine...
...complex nose of smoke, scorched earth, minerals and spices.
Full, bright red. Red fruits, coffee and nuts on the nose. Fresher and tighter than the Bricco Fiasco, with nicely delineated red fruit flavors. A more backward style, and quite firm, even a bit youthfully tough, on the back end...
Gorgeous, exotic nose, with plums, prunes, cedar and mushrooms. Full-bodied and hedonistic, with loads of ripe fruit and spices underneath. Long and velvety. This is magnificent...
Good medium red. Complex aromas of dried fruits, leather, smoke and marzipan... ...Offers a near-decadent sweetness that carries through on the back end, where the tannins are similarly sweet and broad...
Complex notes of soy, earth, candied cherry fruit, and cigar box emerge from this concentrated yet intellectually challenging effort. Full-bodied, with a soft attack as well as a tannic finish...
A subtle and powerful red. Lovely aromas of raspberries, strawberries and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with muscular tannins and a long, spicy finish. Best after 2005.
The wide range of aromas on the nose embrace dried flowers, cloves, juniper berries and liquorice while the superbly rich palate evinces all the austere, full-bodied personality of a Barolo from Serralunga.
..offers a tight but promising nose of road tar, scorched earth, truffles, blackberries, cherries, and espresso. This muscular, massive wine gave me chills. It is an exquisite, virtually perfect Barolo..
A wine of monumental scale but utterly suave and clear as a bell thanks to bracing balancing acids and superb tannic backbone.
Terrific aromas of crushed fruit, Indian spices and dried flowers follow though to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish.
Arguably the pick of the traditionalist bunch; sweet, intense, raspberry-and-violet nose; fine attack but rich and velvety; very elegant, ripe and persistent. Up to 2020.
Complex, pure aromas of wild red berries, camphor, tar, dried rose, tobacco and nutty oak. Very sweet on entry, then silky, deep and rich in the middle, with impressive depth and breadth.
The nose is quite complex, with much mint, spice, anise, and dried roses, and the concentrated, licorice-laced flavors, mouthfilling and with a significant tannic clout, are quite plush and sensual, but long and strong as well.
...explodes from the glass with a potent, brooding nose of smoke, tar, leather, cocoa and tobacco.
...fresh, vibrant & totally impeccable. Flowers, mint, minerals & juicy red berries are some of the many nuances that come to life... Seemingly endless layers of fruit flesh... leather, spices, licorice & flowers add further complexity...
Great stuff, combining traditional Barolo flavors—dusty earth, leather, floral notes & cherries—with modern touches, like the supple tannins & hints of hickory smoke... intellectually challenging & complex while still delivering lush fruit.
Captivating aromas of raspberry, black cherry, gunflint, sweet spices, menthol and rose petal. Lush and concentrated, with sweet dark cherry and bitter chocolate flavors perked up by ripe raspberry, minerals and spices...
Wonderful aromas of roses, berries and violets follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a pretty, caressing, sweet fruit finish. Pretty wine.
...a full-bodied, soft-textured Barolo with lively color and plenty of ripe red fruit, menthol and spices. This is an especially fresh, vibrant wine for the vintage, with tannins that are particularly refined...
Displays bright berry and truffle on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing finish. There's just a hint of new wood. Balanced and beautiful.
Walnuts and dark fruits on the nose follow through to prunes, spices and coffee.
Lots of concentration and fine tannic waves. Very well-absorbed oak and great balance. So easy to like, although it closes up on the finish. Intense sweetness and concentration.
A giant of a wine. Intense aromas of prunes and spices, with hints of lilacs and cloves. Full-bodied and massive, with huge, soft tannins and a long, long finish. Very smoky and rich. Exotic, great wine.
...saturated garnet color with amber at the edge, in addition to intense aromas of coffee, smoke, kirsch, herbs, leather, and fruitcake. Full-bodied, with expansive, saturated layers of fruit, and abundant stuffing as well as richness.
305 cases produced