Sordo
 
Sordo is one of the largest producer in Barolo, and while the wines are classic old school Barolo they also show a bit of a modern style in the precocious nature. With fruit from some of the top sites in their portfolio it’s fascinating to taste through these wines. Each cru is distinct and true to their roots, though they are a bit lighter and less complex than some of the top examples from each. These are excellent wines for early consumption and a real find for restaurant lists. 
 
 
Attractive nose shows classic evolution, subtle, good macerated herb, roasted chestnut and dried sour fruit aromas with mushroom and  tobacco top notes. Clay earthiness on entry leads to a nice blend of delicacy and complexity, and while this Feels a touch dry on the palate there is fresh herbal nuance framing small,tart dried berry and red currant flavors that are almost electric with their razor sharp acids. Dusty and ripe, this is an acid lovers dreamer. 87pts
 
 
Tight, rosehip, rose petals, a little underlying spice, some sandy soil tones, incipient leather, and bookbinders glue are given nice lift on the nose by a hint of VA. Nicely textured on entry this is fine, elegant, and rounded on the attack. Almost opulent in the mouth the texture is already fairly evolved with flavors of nice tart cranberry and wild cherry fruit that lacks some nuance on the palate but is thoroughly satisfying, picking up some sweetness on the moderately long finish. Quite a classical interpretation. 88pts
 
 
Smoky, and a little nutty on the nose with very fine small black fruit and floral aromas that are fairly compact and precise Fruity, soft and elegant on entry this is quite representative of verduno with being quite as perfumed as one might expect. There is good fruit on the palate, red fruited, though this is a bit loose in the mouth with tannins that are perhaps a whisper dry, and a bit lean, almost leathery and narrow on the palate and through the modest finish. 87pts
 
 
Deep on the nose with an earthy base and smoky nuance laid over dark fruit with slightly medicinal, fine jerky, spicy, camphor aromas. In the mouth one finds good depth and complexity to the nicely presented wild cherry fruit which is clean and tight with very good tension. While not as firm as one might expect a wine from Serralunga to be this does have great acids, nice tannins that are firm but not massive and certainly not dominant, and a finish that is quite clear and pure. 90pts