|2016 Luciano Sandrone – Barolo – Vite Talin|
One bottle packs.
98 points Wine Advocate. $594.95 per bottle
“This is a wine I have jealously followed since its birth. The Luciano Sandrone 2016 Barolo Vite Talin is another superstar. This is a complete wine, with depth, intensity and a fully generous and embracing personality. It’s like a warm hug. The tannins are tight and the wine needs more time to fully soften. At this young point in its life, it offers plenty of dark primary fruit, spice and black licorice.” 98 points Wine Advocate
“The 2016 Barolo Vite Talin is a stunning wine, just as it always has been. Over the least few years, the 2016 has gained a measure of classicism it did not show as a young wine. The purity of the flavors, the wine’s balance, its pedigree, well, they are all off the charts. The Vite Talin emerges from two parcels with heavily virused vines that naturally produce a minuscule crop. It spent two years in 500-liter tonneaux and a year in cask.” 98 Points Vinous
2012 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne – Sibe et Paucis
3 bottle wooden packs.
96 Points Vinous. $249.95 per bottle.
“The 2012 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis, here in a library release, is still a very young wine. Bright acids lift a core and red fruit in a Barolo that impresses with its vibrancy. Spice, blood orange. mint, rose petal and lavender open with a bit of time in the glass. The 2012 showed quite a bit of potential as a young wine, now, that potential is really starting to come through. This is a terrific showing.” 96 Vinous
“A hint of oak lends this a spicy component, along with cherry, licorice and tar flavors. Racy and bright, with fine intensity and a long, tightly wound finish that seems to go on forever. This shows beautiful purity and class. Best from 2020 through 2036.” 95 Points Wine Spectator