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Altare Barolo 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - This is really fantastic. Better than 2010. Full and super silky with complex berry, lemon and cedar aromas and flavors. Gorgeous...
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Altare Barolo Arborina 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - A deep and rich Barolo with lovely velvety tannins and a fresh and tangy background giving the wine tension and beauty. Lovely...
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Altare Barolo Cerretta 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2008 Barolo Vigna Bricco Cerretta shows the muscle of Serralunga within the context of the year. Dark red fruit, flowers, licorice...
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Ascheri Barolo Docg 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Licorice, cherry and tar notes mark this intense, chewy red, packed with sweet fruit midpalate that offsets the dense, dusty tannins....
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Ascheri Barolo Sorano 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A tight and pretty red with plum and mineral aromas and flavors. Hints of stone and chalk. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish....
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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Pretty cherry, raspberry, rose and woodsy aromas and flavors highlight this elegant, athletic red. Turns denser and more compact,...
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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The cherry and raspberry notes are augmented by balsamic elements of eucalyptus, menthol and tar in this red, but overall the...
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Azelia Barolo 2004 750ml

Rated 92 - Pure blackberry and violet on the nose. Full-bodied, with beautiful ripe fruit flavors. This has ripe, round tannins, yet it's balanced...
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Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2011 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is pretty but almost unusually polished and silky for a site that tends to produce much firmer and more...
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Beni Di Batasiolo Barolo 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A silky Barolo with plenty of plum, cedar and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, caressing mouthfeel and a delicious finish. Drink...
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Boroli Barolo Cerequio 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Moving over to the single-vineyard expressions, the 2009 Barolo Cerequio is graced with silky finesse and beautifully integrated tannins...
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Boroli Barolo Villero 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2009 Barolo Villero shows gorgeous richness and a long, supple feel that lingers long on the palate. Along the way, the wine imparts...
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Ca' Viola Barolo Sotto Castello 2009 1.5Ltr

Rated 95 - Wow. This is very layered and beautiful, with berry, spice, leather and chocolate-powder character. Full body, velvety tannins and a...
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Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo 2008 750ml

Rated 97 - A rich, dense version, with power and beefy tannins supporting the cherry, wild herb, eucalyptus and tea notes. Tight and bursting with...
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Ceretto Barolo 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A beautiful example of the luscious 2012 vintage for Barolo. Shows dried strawberry, light chocolate, toffee and nut aromas and flavors....
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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 98 - Racy. Ripe plum almost prune with bright cherries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with powerful yet refined tannins. This is very...
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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Very pretty and firm with beautiful berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Full body, long finish. Complex and flavorful. Better in...

Barolo Italy Piedmont

The beautiful hilly sub-region of Barolo in Italy's legendary wine region of Piedmont is an extremely special place, and is said by many to be the home of Italy's greatest red wines. The lush, green hills are regularly covered with mists, which help to temper the otherwise hot and sunny weather, and thus slow the ripening process of the fine Nebbiolo grapes which thrive there. For thousands of years, this part of Italy has been responsible for producing wines of exquisite character and flavour, and little has changed in the twenty-first century. Traditional methods sit comfortably alongside modern techniques, and the results are rarely anything short of splendid, thanks to the dedication the local wine-makers have to supreme quality always coming before quantity.

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

Situated in the north-western part of Italy, the region of Piedmont is known worldwide and is highly respected for the quality of the wines produced there. Many of the most successful sub-regions in Piedmont produce many of the world's finest red wines, such as those made from the excellent Nebbiolo grape varietal in areas such as Barolo and Barbaresco. However, the historic wineries which typify this region use a relatively wide variety of grapes, including Dolcetto and Barbera for their red wines, which are typically aged and have a delightful velvety character. Piedmont isn't all about beautifully complex red wines, though, as it is also famed for high quality, elegant sparkling wines, notably the Asti wines made with the white Moscato grape. The region benefits from a range of terroirs which are often well expressed in the sparkling wines, and a wonderfully consistent climate ideal for vineyard cultivation.