2001 Luciano Sandrone - Barolo Cannubi Boschis 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo/ Red / Nebbiolo   |     Watch

IWC 97   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

Deep ruby-red. Deep, pure aromas of red and black fruits, licorice and smoky oak. Supersweet and wonderfully deep, with extremely primary dark fruit and camphor flavors. Offers compelling breadth and palate coverage, not to mention impeccable balance. Seamless and complex. Perhaps best today on the slow-building, palate-staining finish, which features extremely fine tannins. One of my early favorites from this outstanding vintage. This has fruit of steel.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 117

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/01/2009
Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Strawberry, chewy overripe raspberry, and a bit of rhubarb and saddle leather. Supple with dusty tannins gripping the front of the tongue and striking acid holding a 1.5 second court on the back of the palate. Great bridge between old school and modern Barolo.

Average rating: 96, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1201 bottles owned by 252 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

See other similar producers: Domenico Clerico, Paolo Scavino

Wine Varietal: Nebbiolo


Big, dark, and bold, Nebbiolo is a robust variety with heavy tannins and a sometimes bitter profile. While areas outside Italy (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, California, and South Africa) have begun cultivating Nebbiolo, the Italian region of Piedmont is where it reaches its greatest height. It is here, the historic home to Nebbiolo, where the finest Barolos and Barbarescos are produced. Many winemakers have compared this grape to Pinot Noir for its difficult growing habits and unpredictable cellar and aging behavior. Typical descriptors for Nebbiolo include roses, violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, and tobacco.

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