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poderi luigi terlo barolo 2008 docg

The 2008 Barolo Terlo flows from the glass with freshly cut flowers, spices and sweet red cherries. The Terlo stands out for its juicy, Pinot-like fruit and fleshy, expressive personality. This is one of the more attractive, early appealing Baroli I tasted. The 2008 has enough richness to be delicious today, although there is little question it will be even better in a few years time. It is sophisticated, sleek and impeccably refined from the very first taste. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. Score: 92+ (Antonio Galloni, erobertparker.com, April 2012)

222828 $60.00
marcarini barolo brunate 2008 docg, piedmont

The 2008 Barolo Brunate is gorgeous. An open, beguiling bouquet redolent of Christmas cake, plums, menthol and licorice melds into an expressive core of dark fruit. The mystery and allure of Brunate is on full display. The 2008 was quite open just after bottling, but it has begun to shut down since then. Both times I have tasted it, the wine has been translucent, weightless and yet powerful at the same time; in other words, the embodiment of what makes Barolo such a fascinating and complex wine. Simply put, this is textbook Barolo from one of La Morra’s top vineyards. The 2008 Brunate is steeped in class, but readers will have to be patient. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. Score – 94+ (Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate)

167494 $57.00
marcarini barolo la serra 2008 docg, piedmont

The 2008 Barolo La Serra comes across as soft, fragrant and feminine. Sweet red berries, mint, rosemary and licorice develop in the glass, adding further complexity and nuance. The La Serra is deceptively medium in body, yet it boasts fabulous length. The finish turns just a bit fleeting, but not enough to detract from the wine’s terrific overall balance. The La Serra will appeal most to readers who enjoy the delicate, feminine side of Barolo. It is a striking Barolo from Marcarini. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. Score – 93 (Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate)

7807 $65.00
castello di querceto cignale 2007 igt, tuscany

Fabulous aromas of crushed berries and black currants. Full body, with polished, round tannins and a wonderful chocolate, berry and spice aftertaste. From Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2012. Score: 95 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Sept. 12, 2011)

 

110726
$70.00
lisini brunello di montalcino 2007 docg

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is very beautiful in this vintage. Sweet dark cherries, flowers, mint and licorice take shape as the wine opens up in the glass. This is an especially voluminous wine endowed with tons of richness and nuance. A finessed, seamless finish laced with sweet hints of tobacco and wild flowers rounds things out in style. This is a terrific showing. Lisini gave the Brunello three years in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. Score – 94 (Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate)

105395 $72.00
conti costanti brunello di montalcino 2007 docg

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is a model of grace and elegance. This isn’t a huge, powerful wine like the 2006, but rather a Brunello that impresses for its total finesse. Sweet floral notes lead to hints of tobacco, wild herbs and spices on the refined finish. Layers of fruit flesh out beautifully in a radiant, expressive wine that captures the essence of the vintage. Costanti gave the 2007 Brunello 36 months in oak, 18 months in medium-sized barrels followed by 18 months in cask. This is a fabulous showing from Andrea Costanti. Anticipated maturity: 2017- 2027. Score: 95 (Antonio Galloni, erobertparker.com, April 2012)

105460 $81.00
conterno fantino sorì ginestra barolo 2008 docg, piedmont

The 2008 Barolo Sori Ginestra is the most complete of these 2008s. An exotic melange of plums, black cherries, menthol, spices and licorice takes shape in the glass. The 2008 Ginestra impresses for its textural depth, richness and aromatic nuance. Layers of fruit build towards the sweeping finish in this multi-dimensional, textured Barolo. Ginestra is one of the great sites in Barolo. The 2008 captures all of the magic. This is the most refined, polished young Sori Ginestra I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. Score: 95 (Antonio Galloni, erobertparker.com, April 2012)

105502 $99.00