Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore 2010

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"Sandrone's 2010 Barolo Le Vigne is one of the wines of the vintage, hands down. Rich, layered and utterly impeccable...

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Tight wild berry fruit on the nose shows off a bit of earthiness with fine dried herb notes and  soft toasty oak adding detail. Fresh, angular tann... Read more

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

AWE blind tasting - sweet oaked nose, coffee candy and smoke, some ham, lingonberry and mint, sweet oakiness right up front yields to a dilute mid-... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,172
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/21/2013

Tight wild berry fruit on the nose shows off a bit of earthiness with fine dried herb notes and  soft toasty oak adding detail. Fresh, angular tannins pop on entry followed  by  lovely tiny cherry fruit, roses, pomegranate, and a little purple fruit on the palate. This shows silky integration with aromatic fruit on the moderately long finish. This is tense and precise with good aromatic freshness, 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,172
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,172
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/21/2009

AWE blind tasting - sweet oaked nose, coffee candy and smoke, some ham, lingonberry and mint, sweet oakiness right up front yields to a dilute mid-palate with nice flavors but really low key, but why? 83-84


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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/05/2009

Nice components. Concentrated red fruit, meat. But tannins are stiff and acid a little harsh. I would hold on this.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/05/2009

[WT] Decanted for an 1 hour. Big fruit and acid. Plum, berries, and wood. Developed signficant VA over the night into the next morning. Nice QPR.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/05/2009

[Gotham. Lamb] Cranberry colored; berries on the nose; medium-bodied, huge tannins at the start which softened over time. After about an hour, opened up with licorice and cedar; later some light berries appears. A very nice wine.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/05/2009

[Gotham. Tuna] Even better than the first time. licorice, smoke, and spice on the nose; after an hour the big black friut came out. Great now or will improve c 3-5 yrs.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/05/2009

!CORKED!


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/05/2009

Initially closed and tannic.. . dissappoint. Improved a little over the first day. But opend after ~12 hours with rose pedals, licorice, and minerals. Would decant for >5 hours before drinking.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/05/2009

Great showing. Big structure wine with 10-15 years more of like. High acid and lots of red fruit. compares with wines at 2x the price. Over time acid developed out of proportion to the rest of the wine. Even the next day the wine held together well


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External Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2013

The 2010 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is surprisingly shut down today. The Valmaggiore is often open and accessible when young, but that is far from the case with the 2010. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame red cherries, sweet herbs, menthol and ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2010 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Valmaggiore 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 12/25/2013

Coffee, licorice, tar and spice flavors mingle in this rich, firmly structured red. A bit reticent, with a sweet core and dense, dusty tannins on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 12/25/2013

The 2009 Barolo Le Vigne shows class and pedigree with bright fruit tones carefully wrapped within the wine’s elegant texture. The purity and the intensity of the wine are exceptional, especially when compared to other Barolos from this vintage. The bouquet is polished and long, with pristine accents of spice, licorice and anise seed. Made with fruit sourced from various parcels, this wine speaks with a strong and confident tone. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2028.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2013

A rich, muscular structure cradles the cherry and strawberry fruit in this intense red. Tar and spice flavors add complexity as this turns tannic and impenetrable on the finish, with an undercurrent of racy acidity. Best from 2017 through 2038.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 05/02/2013

Sandrone’s 2008 Barolo Le Vigne is a wine of breathtaking textural finesse and elegance. Nothing really stands out, so phenomenal is the wine’s balance and sense of harmony. This is the kind of wine that is easy to overlook because it doesn’t ask for attention and isn’t showy. Instead, everything is simply in the right place. The finest, most silky of tannins support a core of sweet red berries, flowers, mint and spices, all of which are woven together with total refinement. The eternal, nuanced finish bodes very well for the future. This is a dazzling effort from Luciano and Luca Sandrone. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane, Ceretta, Conterni and Merli. In 2008 there is a little less Vignane as part of the vineyard was hit by hail. There is little question that the blending of fruit from several sites was a huge advantage in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2016–2028.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 06/28/2014

A blend of four estate vineyards — Ceretta, Conterni (both Monforte d’Alba), Merli (Novello) and Vignane (Barolo) — this is an astonishing 2008. It has the kind of tannic precision and detail that parallels the cool earth on a freshly dug truffle. The wine is youthfully compressed all the way through, a bright, savory sphere of flavor that forms a complex Barolo. All it requires is age.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2013

Good deep, bright red. Sexy, carnal aromas of crushed raspberry, rose petal and sexy oak lifted by a note of rose petal. Vibrant, tight and firmly built, with lively acids giving lift and definition to the flavors of crushed red fruits, flowers and leather. Not yet delivering the texture promised by the nose but this very long, solidly tannins Barolo is an infant today.


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Ratings & Tags for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

rated this wine
4.60 5
2008 06/21/2013

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rated this wine
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2004 10/02/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Sandrone's 2010 Barolo Le Vigne is one of the wines of the vintage, hands down. Rich, layered and utterly impeccable, the Le Vigne boasts stunning depth and richness. This is the second year in which Le Vigne includes fruit from Baudana which gives the wine a sense of volume and pure breadth it has never had before. Dried rose petal, tar, mint, wild flowers and cinnamon flow through to the multi-dimensional finish. The 2010 is a blend of fruit from Vignane and Merli, two historic sites for Le Vigne, while Cerretta and Conterni have been replaced by Baudana, a site in Serralunga that confers a level of depth, darkness and masculinity that has not been present in the past. Villero is the next vineyard that will appear in Le Vigne, starting in 2011. In the meantime, readers will not want to miss the 2010 Barolo Le Vigne, an epic achievement from the Sandrone family...100" AG 01/14 "The 2010 Barolo Le Vigne is composed from an assembly of fruit sourced from the townships of Barolo, Novello and Serralunga d’Alba. It reflects Barolo tradition in which, years ago, this noble wine was made from a wide assembly of fruit instead of single cru sites (as is the custom today). Bright cherry fruit, blackberry and creme de cassis segue to profound layers of licorice, spice, cola and anisette. It feels strong and tonic in the mouth with a pleasingly velveteen texture and a fresh dose of zesty acidity. ..96" WA 07/14

"Sandrone's 2010 Barolo Le Vigne is one of the wines of the vintage, hands down. Rich, layered and utterly impeccable, the Le Vigne boasts stunning depth and richness. This is the second year in which Le Vigne includes fruit from Baudana which gives the wine a sense of volume and pure breadth it has never had before. Dried rose petal, tar, mint, wild flowers and cinnamon flow through to the multi-dimensional finish. The 2010 is a blend of fruit from Vignane and Merli, two historic sites for Le Vigne, while Cerretta and Conterni have been replaced by Baudana, a site in Serralunga that confers a level of depth, darkness and masculinity that has not been present in the past. Villero is the next vineyard that will appear in Le Vigne, starting in 2011. In the meantime, readers will not want to miss the 2010 Barolo Le Vigne, an epic achievement from the Sandrone family...100" AG 01/14 "The 2010 Barolo Le Vigne is composed from an assembly of fruit sourced from the townships of Barolo, Novello and Serralunga d’Alba. It reflects Barolo tradition in which, years ago, this noble wine was made from a wide assembly of fruit instead of single cru sites (as is the custom today). Bright cherry fruit, blackberry and creme de cassis segue to profound layers of licorice, spice, cola and anisette. It feels strong and tonic in the mouth with a pleasingly velveteen texture and a fresh dose of zesty acidity. ..96" WA 07/14

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