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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, 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The 2010 is a blend of fruit from Vignane and Merli, two historic sites for Le Vigne, while Cerretta and Conterni have been replaced by Baudana, a site in Serralunga that confers a level of depth, darkness and masculinity that has not been present in the past.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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External Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/31/2014

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 The 2010 is a blend of fruit from Vignane and Merli two historic sites for Le Vigne while Cerretta and Conterni have been replaced by Baudana a site in Serralunga that confers a level of depth darkness and masculinity that has not been present in the past.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. Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/16/2015

Luciano Sandrone blends Le Vigne from crus he farms and, mostly, owns. In this vintage, he selected fruit from Baudana, Merli and Vignane, aging the wine in 500-liter French tonneaux, 20 to 25 percent new. His Barolo can be massive, and Le Vigne is boldly ripe and black-fruited in 2010, but also poised and balanced in its size. The tannins are intense, coating the mouth with their powerful earthiness, with the rootiness of a parsnip pulled straight from the ground. The fruit closes in over the tannins, so they don’t feel at all gruff. The lasting impression is elegant and classical, what the wine will become in ten years.


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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2014

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 Vi


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2014

A gorgeous young wine with flowers sandalwood and berries on the nose. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long long finish. Wonderfully harmonious. A blend of wines from different vineyards. So attractive to drink now but better in 2017. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

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. Drink: 2017–2030.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2014

Good deep red. Perfumed aromas of raspberry licorice dried flowers and herbs. Silky on entry then rich but tight in the middle with a distinctly darker fruit character than the Cannubi Boschis. Very complex energetic wine with fresh acidity serious tannins and a sappy saline quality on the very long finish. A beauty in the making. Sandrone told me that there was a time when he wanted to add 10% Cannubi to the Le Vigne blend. 94+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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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, 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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