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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2008
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2008
(search item no. 118512)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $145.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep red-black color with an intense, soaring perfume of strawberry, red cherries, rose petals and violets. In the mouth, this is very concentrated and intense but possesses good balance and structure, all framed by layers of red and black fruits. Great mid-palate presence, with less of the licorice but more of the floral aspects that Nebbiolo reveals. The ripe tannins will require a bit of patience but it is hard to resist this wine now. Good balance and a precise balance of oak give this wine a long sweet finish.
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About Luciano Sandrone:

The story of Luciano Sandrone can be told in just a few words. Years of hard work as a cellarman, the purchase of his first vineyard on Cannubi hill, the first acknowledgements and then excellence.

The first harvest took place in 1978: since then the attention of Luciano and his brother Luca has been devoted entirely to the vineyards, fully aware that only perfectly selected grapes can be used to create a wine which lives up to the well-deserved fame that Sandrone enjoys all over the world. The new premises, built in 1998 at the feet of Cannubi hill, in the heart of the Barolo district, are characterised by attention to detail and rationality. The vinification process, while respecting tradition, reflects the desire for innovation that has always distinguished Luciano's work.