Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis Sibi et Paucis 2008 (96 WA)
“The 2008 Barolo Cannubi Boschis Sibi et Paucis is released ten years after the harvest. The Sibi et Paucis program of late releases sees only 1,500 bottles each of Cannubi Boschis and Le Vigne released to the market each year. This wine hails from one of the most overlooked vintages of the past decade, which, by the way, is showing absolutely beautifully right now. The bouquet offers savory tertiary notes with dried fruit followed by campfire ash, autumnal leaf and powdered licorice. The mid-weight mouthfeel is generous and rich with substantial volume and elegance on the long finish.”
Each year, the winery chooses to put aside a small part of their production of the wines based in Nebbiolo. The winery holds these in their library under optimal conditions for resting, refining and the slow march toward maturity. The seal on the labels identifies these specific bottles and their path which began under the ground in their cellars.
Luciano Sandrone is one of the most iconic producers in Barolo, and his story is an extraordinary one. In the bottle, Sandrone’s wines straddle the modern and traditional styles of the region: elegant, attractive and easy to appreciate right from their first years in bottle, but with no less power and structure over time than traditional Barolos.