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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008
(search item no. 118514)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $99.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 100 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Red/black color with no light edges. On the nose, layers of red and black fruits emerge with patience, especially plums and black cherries. The wine is deep and concentrated, with intense and focused oak, chocolate and cranberry, and notes of violets, coffee and licorice. In the mouth it is complex and layered, with still-closed tannins that are very ripe and full. The mid palate is purely defined and delineated, and the finish precise and long. This is a Le Vigne to age.
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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.