Red | Nebbiolo | Italy | Piedmont | 750ml
The 2005 Barolo Prapo is a dark, sensual wine shrouded in a veil of gorgeous fruit. Sweet balsamic notes emerge as the wine sits in the glass, followed by masses of rich dark fruit. The tannins build on the finish in a classic expression of Serralunga yet the wine has more than enough sweetness and density to provide a beautiful foil to the wine's structural components. Rising notes of spices, iron, licorice, menthol and flowers on the close make it impossible to resist a second taste. This is an incredibly well-balanced, powerful Barolo from Ceretto. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.Wine Advocate 93 Points
Conterno Fantino's 2005 Sori Ginestra demonstrates why Ginestra is justly regarded as one of Piedmont’s top vineyards. The wine is simply beautiful in the way the bouquet melds seamlessly into the fruit, all of which comes together on the building finish, where the typical balsamic and mentholated notes that are often found in this wine make an appearance. The 2005 is a fresh, vibrant Sori Ginestra with notable depth, and while some of the muscle and sheer excitement of the very finest vintages is missing, this is a very pretty, harmonious wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.Wine Advocate 94 Points
Red | Nebbiolo | Italy | 750ml
"The 2005 Barbaresco Sori Paitin is a gorgeous wine redolent of flowers, ripe red fruit and subtle French oak nuances. This Barbaresco offers lovely overall balance, with well-integrated tannins and superb purity. Today the wine is bursting with primary fruit and needs at least a few years in bottle to develop its tertiary aromas and flavors. This is a terrific effort from Paitin. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025." Wine Advocate (93 Points)
The highest vineyards in the Barolo terroir yield a wine that an authoritative international guide has called 'surprising, soft, feminine, and bright, with touches of violet, ginger and vanilla? - a wine that perfectly reflects this terroir's unique characteristics. Situated at altitudes of between 450 meters (1,476 feet) and 530 meters (1,738 feet) above sea level, Serradenari is exposed to a wide range of temperatures that give its grapes their distinctive identity and color. ?The world's highest Barolo? is a true treat for connoisseur palates!