Lot 762 | 2016 Piemonte
Exceptional small-lot Barolo DOCG at an incredible price!
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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 762 is an Italian beauty. With perfect winery-direct provenance from a top producer in the heart of the Langhe, the wine is an exceptional offering that the Nebbiolo lovers among you are undoubtedly going to love. 2016 was a classic late-ripening vintage in Barolo, known for balance, harmony, and depth across the board. Unsurprisingly, it’s one of the top rated vintages of the decade, and Galloni in Vinous described the 2016s as “full of truly spectacular, breathtaking wines that captures all the pedigree that Nebbiolo and Barolo are capable of.” Despite the wine's relative youth, there’s no decant needed here – while two hours of air did show some improvement, it’s already terrific from the start and a showcase of masterful Italian winemaking.
My bottle came in a club shipment. I wanted to share a nicer bottle of wine with friends who have been to Italy twice. I was very disappointed. It just didn't live up to the other reviews I read. Thought the finish was pretty uninspiring.
Absolute loved this! More the modern style of Barolo and worth every penny! In a perfect world; I would buy cases of this!
A New Delight
Not always a fan of Italian wines, so this was a delightful surprise. Flavors more subtle than big California reds, which is a nice change. Will definitely order more Barolos in the future. Please keep them coming.
We enjoyed this bottle with friends. Most of us have never tasted a barolo and we all agreed this is a wonderful wine.
We really enjoyed this wine. Very bold and delicious.
Bright acidity, glorious, non overwhelming tannins, accompanied by harmonious flavors of bing cherry and cranberry. Absolute gem that is only going to get better and better. Wish I bought a case.
On the lighter side
As others have noted, this Barolo is a significantly lighter and not as full bodied as many great Barolos I have had in the past. Then again, the price tag is much lower.
Get this from CH, not the "21" Club.
This is a spectacular wine that in a restaurant would command at least a $75-100 price (at the old "21" in NYC, Barolos ran from $120 to $600 a bottle).
First sniff: Surprisingly smoky. Feel: Also surprisingly rich, bold, but no sign of tannin, except for the mouth-filling richness. So glad I had the patience to wait before opening. Much more dark fruit than is usually noted in Nebbiolo, with a mouth-feel that won't quit. I almost hated to swallow! May have tasted thyme if I concentrated. Definitely has some good herbal quality. A beautiful wine. Great with roast lamb.
Very dry and light to medium Barolo with a nice bouquet. It taste light for a Barolo , more like a Chianti. Was expecting more from this wine.