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Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2006
"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...My visit last year with Luciano and Luca Sandrone was illuminating, as I had an opportunity to taste verticals of both of the estate’s Barolos spanning vintages 2005 through 2009, culminating with exceptional bottles of the 1990s, which I report on in this issue’s “What About Now” feature. Sandrone’s 2006 Barolos are among the unqualified successes of the 2006 harvest. The wines show more richness and density than the 2005s, but less exuberance than the 2007s, in a focused, driven style I find quite attractive...97." WA 2/10
Editorial Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Barolo Cannubi Boschis
Very shallow, vaguely woodsy, a bit blueberry/blackberry, a touch raw woody. Good acids but still rather flat in the mouth. Dark fruit, anonymous fruit, rich and rather velvety, broad but low, a touch of coffee, coffee crema, short finish. (80-82pts)
External Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Barolo Cannubi Boschis
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.
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.
Packing sweet cherry, plum and licorice flavors, this red picks up a salty, savory component midpalate. Fresh, bright and harmonious, with a slight chewiness in texture and a lingering mineral aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2030.
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: 2011ndash;2021.
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.
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.
Love the nose on this, which delivers lots of perfumes of dried dark fruits and minerals. Full and very well-integrated, with super silky tannins and a long finish. Better than 2005. Still needs some time, check back after 2014. James Suckling. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2006 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 750ml
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