Lot 693 | 2011 Piemonte
An exquisite, small-lot masterpiece from one of Italy's greatest wine regions.
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Like its Barbaresco cousin, Barolo is a true icon. Celebrated as a symbol of apex Italian wine, it's a region known for intense, unmistakable reds that has few peers around the world.
Lot 693 is the follow-up to its 2010 predecessor (Lot 593), and is another masterpiece with perfect winery-direct provenance from the same producer. The grapes undergo temperature-controlled fermentation for 20 days to enrich the wine with tannins that enable long term aging, followed by 5 years of large format cask-aging to obtain Riserva status (non-Riserva Barolo requires 3 years). 2011 was a warm vintage for Barolo’s Nebbiolo vineyards, producing wines that stylistically resemble a combination of the outstanding 2007s and 2009s. An exquisite wine that no one would blame you for drinking now, Lot 693 will obviously reward the patient (especially given its cask aging).
Glad I have one left
Fantastic! More expensive than my normal price point but it shows. Look forward to sharing the 2nd bottle with my Dad.
Let it breath
Didn’t like the first bottle I tried but the second I let decant for 3-4 hours and it really showed up
Great wine. Bought one bottle because the price was on the higher end. Sorry, it is sold out.
too good to wait
This is a wine that is so good now and has every mark that its going to get better. Earthy, balanced, looks great / smells great / tastes great. Higher in the CH range but a steal for a Barolo of this caliber!
Great Italian Wine
This was my first barolo and it won't be my last. I enjoyed it with a rigatoni bolognese and it was a fabulous pairing.
Tart sour cherry. Great terroir. Really an awesome wine
Wish I ordered more !
First bottle of Barolo from CH. Great bottle!
Great Value Barolo!
Budget Barolo that delivers. Will be buying more while I can!
Well-Crafted and Balanced
Mild nose with blackberry, cherry, and a hint of old fruit and oak. On the taste, blackberry and blueberry with cherry overtones, moderate tannins, and a bit of oak. The finish is blackberry with a blueberry and mineral linger. A well-crafted and balanced wine.
Our first time to try a Barolo. Oh boy, we were not disappointed. One to savor over several days. Only wish we had ordered more.