Luciano Sandrone Barolo "Le Vigne" DOCG 2010 [3.0 L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 100] [JS 96] [ST 94(+?)]

Luciano Sandrone Barolo "Le Vigne" DOCG 2010 [3.0 L MAGNUM]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 100] [JS 96] [ST 94

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Le Vigne is a wine created from three different vineyards in Barolo. This union generates an exceptionally complex wine that is round and harmonious on the palate, with fruity and spicy notes, and this approach of blending together plots is in fact the traditional one in Barolo. This wine can outlive the Cannubi Boschis bottling in great years.

Ratings & Reviews

100 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"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The 2010 is a blend of fruit from Vignane and Merli, two historic sites for Le Vigne, while Cerretta and Conterni have been replaced by Baudana, a site in Serralunga that confers a level of depth, darkness and masculinity that has not been present in the past.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 (January 2014)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"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 (April 14th, 2014)

94(+?) Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"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." -Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec 13)

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2009 vintage):
"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." -Monica Larner (Jun 2013)

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2009 vintage):
"This is a stunning wine with intense floral scents of iris, violet and rose layered with hints of mint and coffee. The palate is rich and vibrant, with a core of black cherry wrapped in cinnamon and spice. This is superbly balanced, elegant and structured. Enjoyable now, this will also age well." -Kerin O’Keefe (9/1/2013)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"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. 450 cases imported." -BS (Nov 30, 2013)