Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2006

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cola, lots of subtle wood tones, shallow, something vaguely Nebbiolo like, matte, flat, nice tannin texture, rich but amorphous, extracted flavors,... Read more

Sandroneandrsquo;s 2006 Barolo Le Vigne possesses awesome balance as intricately woven layers of aromas and flavors come together in the glass. The... Read more

Black cherry, plum, tar and licorice flavors are sweet and offset the firm structure in this red, which has a fine, spicy aftertaste. Thereandrsquo... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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2.00 5
08/31/2010

cola, lots of subtle wood tones, shallow, something vaguely Nebbiolo like, matte, flat, nice tannin texture, rich but amorphous, extracted flavors, decent texture, soft, extracted finish, no detail.


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External Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Sandroneandrsquo;s 2006 Barolo Le Vigne possesses awesome balance as intricately woven layers of aromas and flavors come together in the glass. The 2006 is an especially powerful Le Vigne boasting a solid core of floral, red fruits supported by firm yet elegant tannins. This, too, shows the considerable drive and focus that is the hallmark of the vintage. The wineandrsquo;s overall balance is impeccable. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane (Barolo), Conterni and Ceretta (Monforte) and Merli (Novello). The wines are aged separately for a year in 500-liter barrels. The final blend is assembled, after which the wine spends an additional year in oak prior to being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2016andndash;2026.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Black cherry, plum, tar and licorice flavors are sweet and offset the firm structure in this red, which has a fine, spicy aftertaste. Thereandrsquo;s an almost lush texture, and though this is balanced, it needs time to come together. Best from 2014 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Black cherry, plum, tar and licorice flavors are sweet and offset the firm structure in this red, which has a fine, spicy aftertaste. Thereandrsquo;s an almost lush texture, and though this is balanced, it needs time to come together. Best from 2014 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
11/06/2012

Bright deep ruby-red. Complex aromas of red cherry, blueberry and brown spices. Full-bodied and deep, with high but harmonious acidity giving focus to the red cherry, camphor and mineral flavors. Youthfully chewy yet smooth tannins stain the palate on the long, firm finish. Though the fruit is starting to show through, this vintage of Le Vigne maintains an air of austerity and strictness that will take years to shed. Forget about this beauty in your cellar for at least another ten years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2007 Barolo Le Vigne presents a beguiling combination of explosive, ripe fruit and finessed silky tannins that make it a thrilling wine to taste, even at this stage in its development. Small red berries, minerals, crushed flowers, vanillin and sweet spices are woven together in a fabric of undescribable elegance. The French oak has never been better balanced, while the vibrant, crystalline finish leaves a lasting impression. The 2007 Le Vigne has all the potential to develop into a spectacular wine mdash; actually, it already is. This is a totally stunning bottle of Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2015ndash;2027.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright, deep ruby-red. Captivating aromas of raspberry, black cherry, gunflint, sweet spices, menthol and rose petal. Lush and concentrated, with sweet dark cherry and bitter chocolate flavors perked up by ripe raspberry, minerals and spices. A classic, elegantly styled wine that finishes long and brisk, with substantial but fine tannins and a lovely late kick of flowers and minerals. Impeccably balanced and very impressive wine with great depth to its pure nebbiolo fruit aromas and flavors. I liked Sandonersquo;s 2001s immensely right from the first barrel tastings, and all subsequent tastings have only confirmed my extremely positive views of them. For my money, if the Cannubi Boschis is the single-vineyard Barolo of 2001, the Le Vigne may well be the best example of a blended, non-riserva Barolo from this vintage. Interestingly, in 2001 the lots of Le Vigne spent 9 to 12 days on their skins, compared to 5 to 8 in 1996 and 7 to 10 in 2003, and I wonder if that extra contact contributed additional complexity and depth.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Fully saturated ruby-red. Musky, ripe aromas of red cherry, blackberry and tobacco, with hints of truffle and tar. Enters the mouth full and dense, then turns juicy in the middle, with a suave touch to its rather ripe black plum, blackberry and tar flavors. Smoothly tannic on the long, impressive finish, with a lingering textural creaminess and persistent hints of camphor, sandalwood and mint. As good as this wine is, Irsquo;ve never been quite as impressed by it as some other experts: I find it a little too outsized and rich and lacking the laser-like purity of the greatest Barolo vintages. Still, as this is very much an infant, itrsquo;s likely to develop more nuance and refinement in bottle, at which point my score will look ungenerous. Donrsquo;t even think of opening a bottle for at least another eight years, and enjoy it for a couple decades after that.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"Sandrone’s 2006 Barolo Le Vigne possesses awesome balance as intricately woven layers of aromas and flavors come together in the glass. The 2006 is an especially powerful Le Vigne boasting a solid core of floral, red fruits supported by firm yet elegant tannins. This, too, shows the considerable drive and focus that is the hallmark of the vintage. The wine’s overall balance is impeccable. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane (Barolo), Conterni and Ceretta (Monforte) and Merli (Novello)...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...96." WA 2/10

"Sandrone’s 2006 Barolo Le Vigne possesses awesome balance as intricately woven layers of aromas and flavors come together in the glass. The 2006 is an especially powerful Le Vigne boasting a solid core of floral, red fruits supported by firm yet elegant tannins. This, too, shows the considerable drive and focus that is the hallmark of the vintage. The wine’s overall balance is impeccable. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane (Barolo), Conterni and Ceretta (Monforte) and Merli (Novello)...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...96." WA 2/10

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