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).
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.
The Rona Made Me Do It!
I wanted to keep this one in the cellar, but the pandemic has forced a lot of changes! So I'm going to drink my wine. And this was fabulous. This is on the high expense end, so I do recommend cellaring this one for its full value. That said, it's delicious now, so you do you!
Top 5 Barolo
I drink a lot of Barolo, most priced at $70-$100, and this at $39 is an amazing value! I hate that it is sold out and I didn’t buy more
Just an amazing wine!!!
Young Nebbiolo with great structure
Semi opaque with a dark red hue. On the nose I get dark cherries, beautiful oak, raspberry and dried herbs. On the palate there’s an immediate thrust of leather, tobacco and cherry. It is a touch tart but mouthwatering. The cherry theme continues onto the mid palate where I also get a good thwack of tannins. Wow, this wine is a cherub. Creosote, black plums and that tart cherry all mingle on the palate and I sense this wine is not yet close to maturity. The finish is long, tannic, tart and fruity with those cherries galore, some sage and more leather. I regret opening this wine so young, but I will get more for the cellar. Tonight I will pair it with Sous Vide Ribeyes, probably the best combo I could think of for this tannic monster Nebbiolo. Drink from 2025 to 2030 at the least. 92 points and 5 stars for this $39 beauty.
Not as expected.
Bought 3 bottles with high expectations. Opened the first bottle and had problems with the cork, the wine smelled musty and had a somewhat brown tinge to it; the flavor was not what I expected, I think that the cork may have been bad. I am hoping that the next bottle will be better. I have had Barolos before and they were great.
Solid from a value perspective. Overall good wine. Everything you could ask for in a Barolo. Had to decant for 30 minutes but that to be expected. Smooth, light, with great fruit profile.
Very nice Italian Red.
Enjoyed this wine a great deal. Stands up to other labels I've had at higher price.