2004 Vietti - Barolo Lazzarito 5.0L

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo/ Red / Nebbiolo
2004 Vietti - Barolo Lazzarito
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Good full red. Pure, high-pitched nose offers minerals, brown spices, Cuban tobacco and menthol. Powerful and deep, with strong minerality giving energy and sap to the wine. Perhaps best today on the sweet, lush back end, where the wine's minerality contributes to a rising, wonderfully long and fresh aftertaste. (Incidentally, an early look at the '05 suggests that the new vintage of this wine will also be a standout, but it was the floral, minerally '05 Rocche that most impressed me for its sheer intensity and sappiness in September.)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 135

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Score: 89
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/19/2012
Purple/ruby in color. The nose is complex with dusty cherries and some tar. Light tannins. Dried cherries on the palate. Tastes mature and ready to go.

About This Producer


Decades of experience as vineyard tenders in Barolo provided the Vietti family with priceless information when they decided to go into the winemaking business in the early 1900s. The firm recently acquired an additional 7 hectares of vineyards, bringing their holdings to a total of 31. Their link to the land has been the catalyst for their vineyard-designate bottlings, which showcase Barolo's diverse terroir. The wines' finesse belies their extraordinary depth and complexity; Vietti firmly adheres to the classic style that makes the wines of Piedmont such a revelation to those patient enough to cellar them.

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