Wine Enthusiast: 96 PointsUnderbrush, ripe berry, new leather and Mediterranean herb aromas slowly take shape in the glass. Showing youthful tension, the vibrant palate delivers red cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and pipe tobacco notes framed by...
Wine Enthusiast: 93 PointsCellar SelectionEnticing floral scents of rose and iris mingle with red fruit and aromatic herbs on this stunning wine. The elegant, structured palate doles out strawberry, sour cherry, clove and white pepper alongside...
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 93 PointsRobust and opulent, the 2012 Barolo Brunate lives up to the reputation of this celebrated vineyard site. Brunate wines are known for their deeper color, aromatic intensity and hefty structure. You get all...
Winery Notes: Château Blaignan’s vineyard is planted of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The wine matures for 18 months in vats and in oak barrels. The wine is of an intense colour. The nose is fruity with pronounced...
Château de la Tour
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Winemaker's Note:Ruby red verging towards garnet. The bouquet is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints of ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. Great balance among pronounced tannins,...
Tasting notes: An intense golden yellow characterizes the argentum bonum Gewürztraminer "Kastelaz", combined with a layered, complex bouquet: dried fruits including figs and apricots, fresh rose petals and honey and even herbal notes with...
Winery Notes: Located in Serralunga, the Cerretta vineyard plays host to some of Barlo’s greatest names, including Giacomo Conterno. Altare’s vines enjoy southern exposure and are grown mostly in clay. Yields average about 5 tons per...
Domaine Joseph Faiveley
Allen Meadows - Burghound: 93-96 Points Don't Miss! A spicy, fresh and highly restrained nose offers up aromas of both red and dark berry fruit, earth, sandalwood and a touch of the sauvage. There is the same fine complexity to the detailed,...
Domaine Joseph Faiveley
Vinous: 98 Points Wonderfully silky and sweet on the palate, with outstanding definition to the perfumed red raspberry and spice flavors. Finishes with explosive rising length and racy, fine-grained tannins. Burghound : 94-96 Points This is similar...
Fattoria del Cerro
A visit to Tenuta Scarpa’s old cantina on the outskirts of Nizza, about 25 kilometers southeast of Barolo, is like visiting a museum of the history of winemaking in Piemonte. This old property makes, or has made, over the past century just about...
Winery Notes: Traditional fermentation in large, old truncated conical wooden vats for about 28 days. Aging for over four years in large casks (2,000-10,000 liters) and then at least several more years in bottle before release. (Because Scarpa is a...
Sine Qua Non
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98 Points: A step up from the Grenache, the blockbuster-styled 2012 Syrah Stock checks in as a blend of 84% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 6% Petit Sirah, and the rest Viognier and Mourvedre, that was fermented with 32% whole clusters...
James Suckling: 97 Points The aromas of licorice, violets and bramble berries impress. Full body, incredible length and texture. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Give it at least five years to soften. (3/2016) Vinous: 94 Points A...
Located nearby the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Villero vineyard faces South/South-west with Vietti owning a little less than one hectare. The grapevines are 43 years of age on average and are planted at a density of 4,000 per hectare. The 2012...
F. X. Pichler
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is stored in large old Austrian oak barrels with capacities of 3,000 - 5,000 litres. The wine ages on fine lees for six months before being bottled in August. TASTING NOTES The...