Red

1996 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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CT92.7 37 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • Nanda wrote: 93 points

    April 27, 2019 - 5-6 hour decant. Beautiful berry, floral and licorice aromas. The palate is so round and pure, with excellent lift and persistence. Tannins are fine and well integrated creating a smooth, rounded profile. Delicious.

  • paul195 wrote: 94 points

    March 27, 2019 - #5 of 12. Consistent with my notes a few years ago and the most recent CT notes. This continues to provide drinking pleasure to a broad range of Barolo lovers tastes, whether they are skewed to traditional or modern preference, this wine continues to get proper respect from all who have enjoyed it. Bravo

  • Nanda wrote: 93 points

    February 26, 2018 - Dinner at Formento's (Chicago, IL): Steadily working my way through a case. As opposed to the Mascarello Monprivato tasted just before this, the Sandrone is more open and generous (with a short 2 hour decant). Gorgeous floral and pure black cherry nose, with a bit of spice / tar. The palate is rounded, rich and smooth though in no way oaky. Lots of pleasure here.

  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    February 26, 2018 - Dinner at Formento's with Michael (Chicago, IL): Sandrone is one of those producers who actually manages to make a decent modernist nebbiolo. It's svelte, silky, luscious, and extravagant, with this dense black fruit and an almost slight vanilla/cherry thing covering it. A hint of sweet and spice on the palate, and that silkiness carries everything through to the finish. And although I quite like the wines, it's something that I never really find myself craving. This isn't so much an intellectual wine than it is a hedonistic, pleasurable one, and I personally prefer to have a little more to think over.

  • Pmgold wrote: 94 points

    September 16, 2017 - Perfect age / really enjoyed it

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    1996 Piedmont: The Proof is in the Pudding (Oct 2017), 10/1/2017 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    March 2011 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, The 1996 Piemonte Vintage- Thirteen Years On and Looking Young

    (Barolo “Le Vigne”- Luciano Sandrone) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2000, IWC Issue #93 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Luciano Sandrone
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Le Vigne
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 261 (57%)
  • Consumed 196 (43%)

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