• Rocuronium wrote: 93 points

    August 3, 2018 - Perfect examples of a great aged barolo. Still plenty of acidity and fruit expressing themselves. Paired beautifully with a truffle pizza.

  • bjschmitt Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 31, 2017 - Served with country prime rib of pork, brown rice, and salad.
    Deep crimson, almost opaque. Decanted after flaw check - quite a bit of sediment. Touch of brick at the rim.
    Nose: dark fruit - plum and prune.
    Palate: dry, dark fruit, big flavor profile, moderated acid and tannin. Stood up to the prime rib (with its fat) quite well. Medium finish.
    Nice wine, but won't get any better.

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  • quaffnov Likes this wine: 89 points

    November 20, 2016 - Three hour decant, this comes across in both the nose and the palate as a very average barolo, nothing stands out as very interesting. That said it is still a barolo, hence the score. Not sure if more cellar time will improve this, could be it is in a muted stage at this point.

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  • hutch Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 26, 2015 - The 10 year bottle this Christmas. This was quite nice, and much more accessible than a few years ago. I would put it in that "good" Barolo category. Nothing reveletory here, but it isn't priced like there should be.

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  • lc33 wrote: 92 points

    November 23, 2014 - décanté 3h, nécessaire. Sur Sanglier grand veneur. Couleur évoluée : tuilé, beau nez. En bouche, puissant, tanins fondus, long en bouche. Empyreumatiques, sous bois, champignon, un peu de fruits rouges. Très structuré. A très bien tenu la route sur la longueur face au gibier en sauce. TB. A boire ou peu attendre qq années.

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  • dfaircloth wrote: 94 points

    August 5, 2012 - Beautiful, soft, floral nose. Lots of violets with a hint of spice. The palate is nicely acidic and well balanced with dark fruit. Its grippy tannins calm down nicely after a trip through the decanter.

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  • ovy wrote: 93 points

    June 5, 2012 - At Toscany Garden Rest. in Toscany Casino, LV (Karel y Trish) W/carpaccio, shrimp & filet mignon, very good pairing. Clean ruby, medium body, very well balanced, smooth, silky, some chocolate, ready to drink. Outstanding.

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  • Deco11811 wrote: 85 points

    March 14, 2012 - Decent Barolo to share at a house party with bold apps.

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  • Jab_343434 wrote: 91 points

    April 6, 2011 - This was a very good Barolo, decanted for about an hour. Notes of cherries and leather on the nose. On the palate this was a complex wine with early tones and a smooth finish. This wine paired very well with chicken parm and red sauce.

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  • Anthony Lombardi wrote: 90 points

    February 26, 2011 - Decanted four hours. A friend's bottle. Nose is tight and unforgiving at this point, but some floral and tar notes creep through. The palate offers up a bit more with blood orange, cranberry and aniseed. Not surprisingly, structure dominates at this time. Puckering acidity brightens the fruit a bit, but the tannins own this wine. Good spicy finish, but this is a HOLD.

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