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Barolo

Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wine appellations. In fact many cognoscenti of Italian wines consider Barolo to be the apex of Italian winemaking. Barolo is sometimes referred to as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” partly because until the mid-19th century Piedmont was owned by the noble House of Savoy, the historic rulers of northwestern Italy. And the Savoys had a taste for Nebbiolo. Nestled into the rolling hills of Langhe, the Barolo DOCG includes 11 communes, one of which is the town of Barolo. There are 4,200 vineyard acres in the appellation and since the late 19th century growers have tried to identify their best vineyards. By marketing some vineyards as better quality than others, Barolo producers have followed the Burgundian custom of making single vineyard, or “cru” vineyard bottlings. As in neighboring Barbaresco, the Barolo DOCG requires that wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. Barolo was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to DOCG status in 1980. Barolos must be aged at least three years, at least two of those years in wood. Barolos are tannic and robust and generally need at least five years to soften into complex, earthy wines.

1989... 2015 Professional Sommelier Tasting Set.

6-bottle Mixed Lot, 375ml

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1988, 1996-2001, 2003, 2008 Barolo & Barbaresco Professional Collector's Set

12-bottle Mixed Lot

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2016 Bruno Giacosa Barolo

Light label condition issue

JS  94   
WS  93   
VN  92   
2 available
Bid *

2016 Bruno Giacosa Barolo

JS  94   
WS  93   
VN  92   

1989 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Collina Rionda di Serralunga D'Alba

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

WA  100   

2000 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga di Alba

Light label condition issue

WS  100   
WA  95   
GR  2 Bicchieri   
2 available
Bid *

2000 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga di Alba

Light label condition issue

WS  100   
WA  95   
GR  2 Bicchieri   

2008 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga di Alba

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WS  97   
WA  96   
ST  95+    

2008 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga di Alba

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

Light case condition issue

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WS  97   
WA  96   
ST  95+    

1990 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

3.0ltr

GR  3 Bicchieri   
RP  96   
WS  93   
WS  #28 of 1994   

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

1.5ltr

WA  95   
WS  95   
VN  95   
JR  17   

2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

JS  97   
WA  96   
VN  95+    
JD  95   
WS  94   
JR  15.5   
2 available
Bid *

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio

WS  96   
JS  96   
WA  94   
VN  92   
2 available
Bid

2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio

JS  95   
JD  94   
WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  90   
JR  16   

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric

VN  95   
JS  95   
WS  94   

2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero

JS  96   
WS  94   
VN  94   
WA  93   
JD  93   
JR  16   

2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Prapo

VN  95+    
WA  94   
JS  94   
WS  93   

1997 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva

3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WS  95   
WA  93   
ST  91   
2 available
Bid *

1997 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva

3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; elevated cork; signs of past seepage

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WS  95   
WA  93   
ST  91   

2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva

3.0ltr

Signs of past seepage

WS  99   
WA  93   
ST  92   
2 available
Bid *

2005 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva

3.0ltr

VN  96   
WA  95   
JS  93   
2 available
Bid *

1978 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva

Light capsule condition issue; 4 cm ullage; label condition issue

VN  95   

2006 Vietti Barolo Brunate

Elevated cork; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WA  95+    
ST  95   
WS  92   

2006 Vietti Barolo Brunate

Elevated cork; light label condition issue

WA  95+    
ST  95   
WS  92   

2017 Vietti Barolo Brunate

JS  96   
JD  96   
WA  95   
WS  95   
VN  94   
JR  15.5