Wines scoring 8/10


2007 Famiglia Anselma Multi Commune blend - terpene, balsamic, cherries in alcohol, slight sweet/medicinal herb note, fairly intense, soap florals, nice layered entry, fruit and ripe tannins, fruit gains sweetness on the palate, ripe tannins, integrated acids, nice wild cherry fruit, dry, a bit severe,  nice dry finish 8

2007 Vajra Albe Barolo - nice pretty nose, soil, flowers,  ripe dark red fruits, spicy too gardenia,  nice acid, present but integrated, sour berry fruits, a bit light but well balanced, a bit sweet on the mid-palate, good fruit intensity but not heavy, nicely aromatic in the mouth, very nice fruit 8

2007 Famiglia Anselma Dei Commune di Barolo - candy, wild fruit candy, some cinnamon and some nice medicinal herb notes, anise, oak and wild cherry, bright in the mouth, fresh, herbal and lightly spicy with watermelon rind and wild cherry fruit,  nicely aromatic in the mouth, gently savory tannins 8

2007 Barale Fratelli Castellero Barolo - nice red fruit, a bit candied, candied red apple, slightly dirty underlay, fresh in the mouth, well balanced nicely fruity with a simple open knit attack and then a bit more focus and depth on the backend, nicely ripe tannins, good solid if slightly rustic fruit persistence, nice length 8

2007 Francesco Rnaldi Cannubbio Barolo - liquory red fruits, sweet but nor fruity, a bit floral some tonicy herbal notes,  broad with a nice mineral freshness, acids are integrated but really help freshen the palate, nice wild amarena cherry fruit, rosehips, sandlalwood, nicely fresh and aromatic in the mouth, nice ripe tannins, good length, nice fruit on finale, 8

2007 Burlotto Vigneto Cannubi Barolo - sweet red fruit, nettles, sandy soil, bright and aromatic, more green with air, cool up front, nice weight, good tension in the mouth, nice herbal tinged red berry fruit, a bit savory, nice savory tannins, nice finish, good lift, nice herb and mineral tones a touch of heat 8

2007 Giuseppe Rinaldi Cannubi- San Lorenzo – Ravera Barolo - deep liquory fruit, earth, herb, flowers and fine sweet but astringent small red fruits, currants, a bit loose on entry but very open with aromatic wild berry fruit, nice firm mp, ripe tannins, integrated acids, nice fruit on the backend then fairly tight on the finish , nice ripe fruit tannins, easy to drink if young 8

2007 Giacomo Fenocchio Villero Castiglione Falleto - low key, some sweet wood but not overwhelming, get to be more important with air, nice round feel, popularly styled, nice blend of fruit and wood, nice depth, some herbal elements, a hint of x-mass, nice aromatic finish, nice ripe tannins, 8

2007 Brovia Rocche Castiglione Falletto - nice liquory fruit over sweet spice, actually has some wood sweetness, nice fruit. Elegant and very accessible, a bit soft with some heat but classic fruit profile. 8