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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
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
Nice components. Concentrated red fruit, meat. But tannins are stiff and acid a little harsh. I would hold on this. Read more
Food Pairings for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore
Editorial Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore
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.
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
Nice components. Concentrated red fruit, meat. But tannins are stiff and acid a little harsh. I would hold on this.
[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.
[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.
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.
[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.
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
External Reviews for Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore
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
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.
A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Valmaggiore 750ml
The 2008 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is the product of a challenging harvest. A soft, mid-weight wine, the Valmaggiore flows with the essence of dried fruit, flowers, sweet herbs and spices. This is a relatively easygoing Valmaggiore that doesn't qui... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Valmaggiore 750ml
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.
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... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Luciano Sandrone Barolo le Vigne 1500ml
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.
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