Brezza Barolo Cannubi 2003
"Dried flowers and plum follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Pretty and balanced. Refined for the vintage. Not jammy or too concentrated. Best after 2009...90" WS 10/07."Boschis’ Barolo Via Nuova is typically leaner than the Cannubi, but in 2003 the heat has filled out this wine nicely, while still leaving it with the freshness that is the hallmark of this site. It reveals gorgeous purity in its dark cherries, violets, menthol and chocolate, with terrific vibrancy on the palate and a long, elegant finish. This stylish Barolo needs another few years to come together and should drink well to age 15, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018. Chiara Boschis has once again turned out two very pretty Barolos in 2003. The wines have a fair amount of new oak, but with time, the specific terroir qualities of the sites she works with always come through. These 2003 Barolos are a great example of how a less-well regarded vineyard outperformed one of the region’s most historic sites in this freakishly hot and dry vintage….92" RP 10/07
Editorial Reviews for Brezza Barolo Cannubi
Bottle opened for 2 days The nose here is very intense with a layer floral quality very strong on violets then sweet, chinato like tones that recall cola and root beer. 2+ Very fresh in the mouth with ripe tannins and good acidity 2+ Lovely mineral and licorice tinged midpalate has nice strawberry fruit tones and a menthol top note 2+ Finishes long with more menthol tones and shows a touch of heat 2 88pts
Chewy, with lots of tannin, but soft. Reasonably balanced.
External Reviews for Brezza Barolo Cannubi
Although a relative newcomer, Luciano Sandrone has become a legendary producer of Barolo. The Wine Advocate said "Luciano Sandrone is one of the leading lights in Piedmont. No grower has managed to so brilliantly reconcile modern and traditional approaches in making wines that are soft, supple and approachable when young, but also capable of aging beautifully." Cannubi is one of the great Cru vineyards of Barolo. Luciano’s plot is at the northern end and is in the “Boschis” subzone. The Cannubi Boschis subzone has a particularly good exposure to the south and southeast in a small bowl or “conca” that helps hold the warmth in the early morning. Its soils are sea deposits of calcareous clay. For this 2003 each lot was vinified separately. After destemming and light crushing, must is "sealed" with CO2 for gentle warm maceration of approximately a day. Alcoholic fermentation begins about 24-36 hours later from native wild yeasts only. Maceration: Gentle maceration in upright open-top steel tanks for the first 7-8 days of the alcoholic fermentation lasted 28-30 days and the the wine was aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, followed by 18 months in bottle. The wine received the prestigious Tre Bicchieri from Italy's Gambero Rosso. In America the Wine PSectator scored it 91 and Antonio Galloni tasted it several times over the years with 90+ scores each time. The most recent was in June 2014 when he scored it 92 points and said "Luciano Sandrone's 2003 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is just beginning to show the early signs of complexity in its bouquet, but it remains surprisingly bright for a wine of its age and the vintage. Dark red and blue fruit, licorice, mint and dried flowers meld together in a striking, gorgeous Barolo. The 2003 has lovely mid-palate pliancy and depth. The slightly firm tannins of the vintage remain, but they are nicely balanced just the same." Extremely Limited!!
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