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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2006
Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2006
(search item no. 119637)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Barolo Lecinquevigne is a blend of Nebbiolo from five vineyards located in the areas most adept for the cultivation of this varietal. The grapes used for this prestigious blend are grown in the calcareous-clay soils of Barolo, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra and Novello.

The wine has a very distinct look, and it's difficult to guess its age. The Nebbiolo vines range in age from 30 to 50 years old. The resulting wine has a ruby-red color with orange highlights and leaves behind an intense fragrance of rose, leather, tobacco, and subtle hints of violet and tar. The taste is broad and encompassing, leaving a compelling sensation of softness in the mouth, with a long and persistent finish.

This Barolo can be enjoyed right away, but also has the capacity to age very well.

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About Damilano:

The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, together with his children, until it was passed on to his 4 grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers’ land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company's activities.

The vineyards, partly owned and partly leased, are situated in the most famous crus of the Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati, and Brunate, which are almost entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo, and to a lesser extent, with Dolcetto and Barbera varietals.