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1 June 2015 News

Vinous Media has published its notes from a retrospective tasting of 2004 Barolo – “one of the all-time great vintages for Barolo.”¬†As usual, Sandrone ranks among the top wines tasted, with the following great reviews:

“Luciano Sandrone’s 2004 Barolos are just as majestic today as they were from barrel and in the early days after bottling. Both Barolos are dark, intensely perfumed and remarkably youthful, all qualities Sandrone attributes to the very late harvest. Readers who own the 2004s are in for a thrill.”

Just as impressive as it was at the outset, the 2004 Barolo Cannubi Boschis remains fresh, vibrant and absolutely impeccable. Black cherries, plums, spices meld into mocha, menthol and leather as this plush, inviting Barolo shows off its alluring personality. As good as the 2004 is today, it truthfully still needs time to show all of its cards. The towering, statuesque finish is a thing of beauty. I hope to do a vertical someday with the 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 just to see how the vintages stack up. There is little doubt the 2004 is one of the best vintages of the Cannubi Boschis in recent memory. — Antonio Galloni

The 2004 Barolo Le Vigne is one of the darkest, most intense Le Vignes I can remember tasting. In this vintage, the fruit is especially somber, the legacy of the late harvest season. Black cherries, plums, cinnamon, flowers, mint and leather meld together in a sumptuous, exceptionally polished Le Vigne that will continue to drink well for many years. Le Vigne is often slow to get out of the gate, which appears to be the case with the 2004 as well. — Antonio Galloni

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