Feature / Friday, September 27th, 2019

2015 Barolo Vintage – Best since the great 2010……..

2015 Bovio Barolo Gattera (10 x 6pks available at – $69.95)
96 Points – James Suckling

Very typical 2015 with purity of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Flowers, too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Intense finish. Top notch. Try in 2023.

2015 Bovio Barolo Arborina (10 x 6pks available at – $69.95)
94 Points – James Suckling

A big and rich red with dried fruit that features figs and spices, together with aromas of sliced plums and berries. Full body, round and chewy tannins and a rich, flavorful finish. Shows intensity and depth. Try in 2023.

A few words on the 2015 vintage in Piedmont:
“It’s a great year, clearly the best since 2010, perhaps better. Buy some and see for yourself.  Nick Stock – Senior Editor – James Suckling

“These wines also have the great fortune of offering instant appeal as well as more in-depth attraction, which is the hallmark of a truly great vintage. These wines will satisfy both the experienced palate and educated connoisseur. They are also very expressive and show strong typicity by communes and also single vineyards. But if there was one attribute to single out, it is the way in which these wines combine power with elegance. They are thrilling to taste” JS

“An exceptional vintage thanks to healthy grapes and exceptionally regular bunches. A very cold winter with plenty of snow and a protracted cool and rainy spring replenished the water tables, much needed during a July that was the hottest ever on record. The vintage shows great promise, even if some grapes were relatively low in acidity” Jancis Robinson – Financial Times

Picture above: The late Gianfranco Bovio