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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.

2007 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga di Alba

JS  100   
WA  98   
WS  97   
3 available
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2007 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga di Alba

Light label condition issue

JS  100   
WA  98   
WS  97   
3 available
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1978 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Speciale Collina Rionda di Serralunga D'Alba

Light label condition issue

WA  98   

1990 Paolo Scavino Barolo

Light label condition issue

RP  92   

1982 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

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1998 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
ST  93   
RP  92-94   
2 available
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1998 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

WS  95   
ST  93   
RP  92-94   
2 available
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1998 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
ST  93   
RP  92-94   

2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

WS  98   
WA  96   
JS  95   
ST  92   
JR  18   
GR  2 Bicchieri   
WS  #4 of 2004   

2010 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

WE  100   
WS  97   
WA  96   
2 available
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2010 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

1.5ltr

WE  100   
WS  97   
WA  96   

1996 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

Light label condition issue

WA  93   
ST  92   
GR  2 Bicchieri   
2 available
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1998 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

ST  94   
WA  93   

2001 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

WA  96   
WS  91   
ST  91-93   
JR  17.5+    

2008 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

1.5ltr

WA  95   
ST  93-95   
3 available
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2013 Vietti Barolo Ravera

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

VN  100   
WA  98   
WS  95   
JR  17   

2008 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

VN  98   
WA  96   
JS  95   
ST  93   
WS  92   
JR  16   
2 available
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2008 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

VN  98   
WA  96   
JS  95   
ST  93   
WS  92   
JR  16   
2 available
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2008 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Winemaker Artist Label

1.5ltr

1998 Giuseppe E Figlio (Mauro) Mascarello Barolo Monprivato

Light label condition issue

WA  92   
ST  91   

2008 Giuseppe E Figlio (Mauro) Mascarello Barolo Monprivato

1.5ltr

WS  95   
WA  94+    
JR  17.5   
WS  #6 of 2013   
2 available
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2001 Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra

Light label condition issue

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WS  96   
ST  94   

2001 Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WS  96   
ST  94   

2006 Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva

JS  95   
4 available
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2006 Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva

Light label condition issue

JS  95   
2 available
Bid *