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Barolo

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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 2013 Barolo Margheria DOCG 750ml

$143.39

The 2013 Barolo Margheria shows its typically high-toned, aromatic profile. Scents of lavender, sage, mint, leather and earthiness meld into a core of dark stone fruits. Veins of bright acidity and salinity give the flavors an extra kick of brightness on...

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Bongiovanni 2013 Barolo 750ml

$69.47

Cascina Bongiovanni's 2013 Barolo is fresh, floral and vibrant, all qualities that make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, licorice and mint develop beautifully in the glass. The 2013 is...

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Elio Grasso 2013 Barolo Runcot Riserva 750ml

$382.52

If any Italian wine from this decade can undeniably be called a reserve, it is the 2013 Barolo Riserva Rüncot. This wine was not made in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 nor 2018. (The 2013 vintage will be released commercially in February of 2020, and this...

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Pio Cesare 2014 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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Azelia 2011/2013 Barolo San Rocco DOCG 750ml

$143.39

"As it usually is, the 2011 Barolo San Rocco is the darkest and richest of the Azelia Barolos, but it too is quite polished in this vintage. Dark red cherries, licorice, spices and new leather flesh out in a Barolo that shows the depth of Serralunga, but...

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Azelia 2014 Barolo 750ml

$62.99

Round, bursting with cherry and raspberry fruit, this red reveals tar and underbrush notes. Well-structured and balanced, ending with a tobacco-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2035. Score: 93 points -- BS, Wine Spectator, 2019

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Bongiovanni 2014 Barolo "Pernanno" 750ml

$99.91

The 2014 Barolo Pernanno is absolutely stellar. Deep, textured and wonderfully inviting, it has much to offer. An infusion of black cherry, plum, spice, lavender and blackberry jam gives the 2014 its rich, sumptuous personality. This is one of the most...

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Gaja 2015 Conteisa Barolo 750ml

$482.52

The 2015 Barolo Conteisa is a heady, exotic wine, and also one of the most complete, alluring Conteisas I have ever tasted. Conteisa is usually a wine of grace and understatement. The 2015, on the other hand, is a bold, sweeping Barolo that saturates the...

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Fratelli Alessandria 2013 Barolo San Lorenzo 750ml

$104.26

The 2013 Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno is a big, powerful wine with huge tannins, broad shoulders and tons of overall intensity. Bold, dark flavors laced with expressive, balsamic overtones are some of the signatures. As always, the strapping,...

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Burlotto 2015 Barolo 750ml

$91.21

This estate captures the very essence of Barolo from Verduno, that, to my palate, also shows a hint of wildness or maybe some exotic character. Winemaking at Comm. G.B. Burlotto is traditional, and for this reason, those territory-specific aromas are...

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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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Palladino 2015 Barolo "Ornato" 750ml

$82.52

The 2015 Barolo Ornato takes the intensity level (within the Palladino portfolio) up a full notch. The wine is very expressive and open from the start with dark fruit, ripe blackberry, spice, tar and leather. This wine plays its strongest cards in terms...

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Negretti 2014 Barolo "Rive" 750ml

$86.86

The 2014 Barolo Rive is a bit more floral and lifted than the other wines in the range, both of which match its relatively understated personality well. -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Aug 2018 --- The Negretti family’s roots have always firmly set...

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Palladino 2015 Barolo "Parafada" 750ml

$82.52

The 2015 Barolo Parafada is a beautifully supple and velvety expression (from Serralunga d'Alba where Nebbiolo tends to show more concentration and power) that wraps smoothly but thickly over the palate. The wine imparts dark fruit aromas with plum,...

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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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Negretti 2014 Barolo "Bricco Ambrogio" 750ml

$95.56

The shy nose eventually reveals mocha, underbrush and leather aromas. The tightly wound palate shows sour cherry, vanilla and cocoa alongside aggressive, grainy tannins that leave a rather rough, drying finish. Drink after 2023. KERIN O’KEEFE --...

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