Barolo Sandrone Cannubi Boschis 2004
Three Glasses, Gambero Rosso: The Barolo Cannubi Boschis has proved its worth again this year -- generous, stylish and layered before opening nicely tannic on the palate and expanding with style through to a long, complex finish. This great Barolo brings out the best in its vineyard of origin and wins an elegant Three Glasses. (2009)
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Aromas of rose petal and ripe fruit, with plum undertones. Full-bodied, with wonderful, focused ripe fruit and a silky, refined finish. The texture is polished and refined. This is classy. Best after 2012.
The 2001 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is one of the highlights of the vintage. A gorgeous deep translucent ruby, it presents multi-dimensional aromas of dark fruit, plums, spices, minerals, menthol and eucalyptus that meld seamlessly onto the palate where the wine is packed with rich, round flavors of dark cherries and plums. It shows outstanding depth and length with plenty of chewy, yet fine tannins and a long, caressing, balsamic finish. Supremely elegant and refined, it is a beautiful modern-styled Barolo that is hard to resist today and that will provide much pleasure for years to come. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021.
Absolutely lovely. It starts off dense and tarry on the nose, with plum and chocolate fudge scents, then adds layers of bright floral and cherry notes with airing, while the palate is a whirl of mouthcoating flavors that never seem hamhanded despite the great intensity. Finishes with wonderfully plush tannins, making this approachable now, yet capable of evolving for 20 years.
Good deep ruby-red. Compellingly sexy aromas of raspberry, coffee and mocha. Lush and silky on entry, then wonderfully bright and delineated in the middle palate, with very fresh red and black fruit flavors of outstanding richness. Mounts impressively on the back end, finishing classically dry and with a real whiplash of juicy fruit flavors. A wine like this would make a terrific late release; by then, it may well merit an even higher score.
The 2006 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is seductive, round and sweet in its ripe dark fruit. The wine continues to gain weight in the glass, showing a level of density that nearly manages to cover the tannins. Floral notes add lift on the finish. This is a powerful, linear Cannubi Boschis with tons of energy and muscle, but it will require quite a bit of patience. Sandrone harvests his three parcels in Cannubi Boschis separately. Vinification takes place in stainless steel. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation and are aged in 500-liter barrels (roughly 20% new) for a year. Once the final blend is assembled, the wine goes back into oak for another year prior to being bottled in the spring. Sandrone is one of the earliest producers to bottle, which he does to preserve as much freshness as possible. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. Sandrone's 2006 Barolos are among the unqualified successes of the 2006 harvest.
Loads of blackberry, cherry and dark licorice character. Full-bodied and velvety, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Pretty. Loads of depth and style. Gorgeous. Sandrone makes the best Cannubi. Almost as great as the 2000. Best after 2008.
Good deep red. Knockout, wonderfully expressive nose combines with a strong brown spice component currently dominating the mouth. But this is utterly spherical and seamless from day one. The extremely long finish dusts the palate with fine tannins. A rather elegant and silky wine that nonetheless displays the power of this vintage.