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2009 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne


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SKU: 43757-2009

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Deep, bright red. Enticing aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Then surprisingly round and open-knit in the mouth, offering dense, sweet flavors of red and purple berries and flowers. Distinctly silkier in the early going than the Cannubi Boschis, this finishes sweet and long, with pliant tannins. A superb showing. This was the first vintage of Le Vigne to include some Baudana fruit but Sandrone lost his source for Conterni and Ceretta di Monforte. (The splendid 2005 Le Vigne, re-released this year in limited quantities, boasts wonderfully fresh purple fruit and violet aromatics; an extract-rich texture like liquid silk; and a horizontal finish that combines outstanding energy and perfume. In my September tasting I scored it a solid 95 points: it's a remarkable example of its vintage.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2013
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  • Long esteemed as a leading producer of the Piedmont, Luciano Sandrone is sometimes mislabeled a "modernizer" of the of the region. In truth, he is more of a relaxer of the mediums that make the wines here long-lived, but difficult to get around in their youth. The wines combine the lovely floral and leather/spice aromatics typical of Barolo with balanced red and dark fruit that is liberally dosed with appealing high-toned acidity.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 80 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors