2016 Borgogno Liste Barolo

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Fine-boned, fine-edged, classic cru Barolo from the legendary 2016 vintage.

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Borgogno have good vine holdings in the Liste Cru (essentially a large single vineyard with multiple producers holding land, see Burgundy. AC).

Alluring pale red, the lightness of colour displaying the typical Nebbiolo trickery portending not gentle fruit but future tannic power. Basically it looks light but isn't.

Aniseed, tobacco, forest floor... there are some almost secondary characters appearing early to back up the vibrant fresh red fruits. It's tight and coiled but amenable to opening up in the glass.

Vineyard Liste:

The cru originated around 13 millon years ago due to erosion of the overlying terrain. As a result its composition differs slightly from the other langhe lands. Liste essentially acquired a completion of macro and micro elements that give the future wine an unequalled complexity and longevity. Highly visible from the curves of the secondary road that rises from Barolo towards the old Castello della Volta, the vineyards of this renowed cru cover around 6.75 hectares, with a southern exposure and an altitude that varies from 270 to 330 meters above sea level.

Region: Barolo, Italy
Blend: Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "Fleshy textured with earthiness, sour cherry, dried meats, amaro too. Orange juice, blood orange, dried herbs and fennel notes, mint and dark cherry. Such a great expression here. Tannins slightly gummy but wrap beautifully around the palate. Charming wine of rustic nature but great beauty. Drink 2023-2033+." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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