Bright medium red. Enticing perfume of red cherry, flowers and blood orange. Then extremely tight and closed, showing a dry spot in the middle today. Finishes long but slightly bitter. I love the wine's high-pitched aromatics but today it does not follow through in the mouth. Is this brutally backward or is it simply tart?
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The 2010 Barolo Cannubi is beautifully finessed and pure with etched aromas of cola, tar, pressed violets and balsam herb that are straight out of the Nebbiolo playbook. It shows power and extreme elegance in equal measure. Compared to the 2009 vintage that was lighter in the mouth, the 2010 edition is both generous and enduring. It shows the very best of Cannubi, the vineyard cru responsible for one of the most important interpretations of the mighty Nebbiolo grape variety. I look forward to revisiting this wine in ten years or more. Drink: 2017-2030.