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Barolo

barolo.jpgBy Megan Cole - Flickr: Piemonte, Italy, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16210737

Few would dispute that, in terms of prestige, Barolo sits at the top the hierarchy of Italian wines. In the hills around the villages of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serrralunga D'Alba. Monforte D'Alba and a handful of others, the Nebbiolo grape reaches its zenith, producing rich, intense, long-lived red wines. Marquis always carries a wide selection of Barolos, including some available nowhere else in British Columbia.

Azelia 2016 Barolo 750ml

$65.99

Azelia's 2016 Barolo is a blend of fruit from two parcels in Castiglione Falletto and five in Serralunga, with the character of Serralunga especially felt in the wine's tannic grip and persistence. Iron, sage, mint, smoke and wild cherry give the Barolo...

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Elio Grasso 2015 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 750ml

$165.13

There is slightly more structure to the 2015 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté than to the Gavarini Chiniera of the same vintage, and the only differences here are the soils and that this fruit is harvested about ten days later. It's a pretty fascinating...

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Azelia 2014 Barolo Margheria DOCG 750ml

$129.99

The 2014 Barolo Margheria opens with beguiling, deep-pitched aromatics. Bright red cherry and plum fruit, licorice, anise, rose water and orange peel are some of the many notes that give the wine its personality. Bright, saline and sculpted in feel, the...

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Pio Cesare 2015 Barolo 750ml

$130.35

The 2014 Barolo shows crisp lines and sharp delineation. At its core, this cool-vintage Nebbiolo offers dark and enriched fruit that is layered between spice, grilled herb, cola and balsam herb. These various components find very good balance and unity,...

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Gaja 2014 Sperss Barolo 750ml

$543.39

This is a slightly more subdued vintage of this legendary wine, albeit just as sophisticated as past editions. The 2014 Barolo Sperss opens to gorgeous aromas of dark fruit, wet earth and white truffle. The vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba produced much...

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Abrigo Giovanni 2016 Barolo "Ravera" 750ml

$73.82

  Delicate aromas of rose petal, baking spice and tobacco emerge from the glass. The juicy palate offers red cherry, clove and white pepper alongside firm youthful tannins and solid acidity. Drink 2024–2032.  Score: 90 points --...

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Elvio Cogno 2016 Barolo "Cascina Nuova" 750ml

$78.17

Of the four Elvio Cogno Baroli out on the market now, this wine is the most immediate and accessible of the bunch. Production is an ample 20,000 bottles. The 2016 Barolo Cascina Nuova is a terrific wine with impeccable balance. The bouquet offers dark...

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Ettore Germano 2016 Barolo "Prapo" DOCG 750ml

$108.60

The 2016 Barolo Prapò captures all of the wild, unrestrained character that is so typical of wines from this district of Serralunga. Dried herbs, menthol, underbrush, licorice, pine, cloves and incense play off a core of dark fruit. Virile and...

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Elio Grasso 2015 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 750ml

$165.13

The 2015 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is just as stunning as it was last year. Bright, floral and punchy, the Gavarini explodes from the glass with blood orange, white pepper, mint and a range of red fruit and floral notes that give energy and drive. Score:...

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Palladino 2016 Barolo "Comune di Serralunga" 750ml

$72.08

The Palladino 2016 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba sees fruit sourced from various sites in the greater comune, or village, of Serralunga d'Alba, known for some of the most robust and power expressions of Nebbiolo in the appellation. That fruit is...

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Azelia 2012 Barolo San Rocco DOCG 750ml

$156.43

The 2012 Barolo San Rocco shows the pedigree of this great site. The richest and deepest of the Azelia 2012s, the San Rocco is full of intrigue. Dark cherry, plum, sage, menthol, licorice and rosemary are all vivid and beautifully delineated throughout...

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Bersano 2010 Badarina Barolo Riserva 750ml

$99.91

Made with grapes from areas highly suited to impart aromas, flavours and exceptional character. It ‘an important wine with a great longevity. The long aging in oak barrels enhances balance and harmony, great strength together with the unique and...

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Bruna Grimaldi 2015 Barolo "Bricco Ambrogio" 750ml

$78.17

From the less-traveled Roddi township, the 2015 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio is a balanced and pretty expression that shows floral aromas of wild rose and pressed violets, followed by wild berry and blackcurrant. The wine is simple and straightforward in...

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Claudio Boggione 2015 Barolo "Brunate" 750ml

$82.52

After a decent interval to let the wine breathe, the 2015 shows its great potential – fragrant with flowers and earth; plenty of bright juicy fruit, but overall savory in character, with pronounced ripe tannins – as you taste the wine it...

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