Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Dark ruby red, with a garnet edge. Aromas of dried currant, raisin and vanilla beans. Full-bodied, with loads of ripe fruit, from strawberry to peach to mango. Exotic fruit. Gorgeous wine. Irresistible.--1997 Italian blind retrospective.Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Medium red. Roasted redcurrant, meat and animal fur on the rather wild nose. Juicy, intensely flavored and concentrated, with a lovely penetrating sweetness if not quite the same precision or verve as the '96. Finishes with big, palate-dusting tannins and a roasted quality.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: November/December 2000
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The dark ruby-colored 1997 Barolo Le Vigne reveals amber at the edge. It offers stunning aromatics consisting of flowers, black fruits, lead pencil, spice box, and minerals. As is typical for Sandrone's offerings, there is extraordinary purity as well as intensity to the blackberry and cherry fruit flavors. As the wine sits in the glass, mineral and tar notes become more apparent. This is a stunning, gorgeously pureAuthor: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 91Initially quite lush. After about 30 minutes hung game came to the fore and I started to think brett. Luckily after about an hour the hung game blew off. A very fine drink but not earth shattering. 91/92 points about right. No need to go out and get more.Author: Daniel B
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Nebbiolo is the king of , and usually the only grape in the and wines of this region. A continental climate brings long summers and a substantial amount of rainfall, allowing for extended time on the vine and optimal ripeness. As a result, Nebbiolo is high in both acid and tannin, bringing a beautiful balance to these wines and making them suitable for long-term ageing. The typical flavors of Nebbiolo include red currant, strawberry, roses, leather, and anise.
In Barolo, with its high altitude, Nebbiolo develops perfumed aromas of sour cherries, herbs, and dried flowers. Barolo DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of three years with at least 18 months in oak before release. Further ageing in bottle adds complex aromas of truffle, tar, and leather. Nebbiolo from Barbaresco is less perfumed and must be aged for a minimum of two years with at least nine months in oak before release. Some of the best examples of this variety come from , , , and .
The delicate aromas, bold tannin, and high acid of Nebbiolo pair best with foods high in butter, fat and olive oil. Classic examples include truffles, prosciutto, boar ragu, pork loin, and a range of cheeses, but it is also a great match for Asian cuisine.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 130 bottles owned
- 39 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 39 collectors)