Sandrone - Barolo Le Vigne 2019 (750ml)


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Producer Sandrone
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Subregion Barolo
Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2019
Sku 6467
Size 750ml

Kerin O'Keefe: 98 Points

Rose menthol star anise and baking spice are just some of the aromas that appear on the gorgeous Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2019. Focused elegant and savory the vibrant palate offers juicy red cherry spiced cranberry crushed mint and ground clove before a licorice close. A backbone of fine-grained tannins provide support while bright acidity keeps it impeccably balanced and loaded with energy and tension. What a stunner. Drink 2027?2044. Abv: 14.5% Kerin O?Keefe June 2023 ©

Wine Advocate: 97+ Points

The 2019 Barolo Le Vigne is a historic blend of fruit from Baudana in Serralunga d'Alba Villero in Castiglione Falletto Vignane in Barolo and Merli in Novello. This year a fifth site was added to the final blend. It is the Le Coste MGA in Barolo with south-facing exposures and 45-year-old vines in a two-hectare parcel. The backbone of this wine is Baudana and Merli adds freshness. The wine needs more time in bottle but already it proves generous and bold with dark fruit spice and crushed mineral. Luciano Sandrone died in January 2023 after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Luciano Sandrone was a transformational figure in Barolo who helped to elevate the wine to the worldwide status it enjoys today. For those of us who regularly tasted with him he will be remembered for his kind smile the love he showed for his family his quest for quality and that bright blue apron that seemed permanently affixed to his torso. Winemaking will be continued by his brother Luca who joined the winery in 1992. Luciano's daughter Barbara manages the commercial side of the business. His granddaughter Alessia has recently joined Luca in the cellars and his grandson Stefano continues his university studies. Our deepest condolences go to the entire Sandrone family. Published: Aug 24 2023

Vinous: 97 Points

The 2019 Barolo Le Vigne is pure and total seduction. Kirsch sweet pipe tobacco mint cedar dried herbs and orange peel all grace a Le Vigne built on mid-weight structure and energy. There is a feeling of youthful classicism and austerity that is so beguiling. Readers should plan on being patient though. The 2019 won't be ready to drink anytime soon but there is enough fruit to make me think it will be superb in time. - By Antonio Galloni on November 2022 Sandrone was the first stop on my trip for this report. Maybe there was some sort of meaning to that. I learned of Luciano Sandrone's passing just as we are going to press. To say Sandrone was a titan of Barolo is a massive understatement. Sandrone defined an entire generation of Barolo growers. With all due respect to his contemporaries Sandrone did several things none of them did. First he created an estate from nothing with no inherited land but rather with a vineyard he and his wife Mariuccia purchased. Sandrone almost immediately found remarkable balance crafting Barolos that were decidedly modern i

Wine Enthusiast: 96 Points

This wine begins shy but turns it out quickly with aromas of warmed cherries fresh wildflowers anise clove and black tea. The balanced palate reveals a core of fruit with savory and earthy elements in support all resting on a foundation of polished tannins and vibrant acidity. Drink 2025?2045. ? Jeff Porter

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