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6 January 2014 News

Italian wine critic Antonio Galloni singles out his three favorite Barolos from the soon-to-be-released 2010 vintage in a new video on Sandrone Le Vigne 2010 is one of the three wines featured, along with Bartolo Mascarello 2010 and Vietti Ravera 2010. The official reviews have not yet been released, but check out some of Galloni’s initial impressions by watching the video here (subscription only).

Galloni comments that 2010 is a very exciting vintage in Barolo, a replay of 2004 but with a little more of everything. Recently, Sandrone recently acquired a new addition of land in the prized Baudana cru in Serralunga d’Alba, and the impact of this additional fruit on the Le Vigne blend is striking in 2010. Galloni says the extra Serraluna dimension has given the wine a note of baritone and bass that takes it to the next level. He sums up his impression of Sandrone by saying “this is where tradition and modernism meet.” In his opinion, no other Barolo producer has accomplished this intersection of styles with as much grace.

See also Antonio Galloni’s comments on how the wines have aged in an article on a 1989 and 1990 Barolo retrospective, posted here. The 1989 Cannubi Boschis is described as “a towering masterpiece from Luciano Sandrone.”