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Damilano 1752 Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2009

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Winemaker Notes

The color is garnet red with orange reflections. The bouquet is ample and embracing, with pronounced fruity notes of cherry and plum. The flavor is intense and balanced. It expresses a complex and diverse spectrum of aromas with rich, dark fruit notes, violet, cherry, plum, and tertiary notes of spice, tobacco, leather, and truffles. Elegant yet simulatneously rich and soft, complex, and refined. Dry, robust, full-bodied, very persistent, and velvety.

Excellent with Piedmontese pasta (tajarin, ravioli). Also great with red meat, braised and roasted meat, game, and ideal with all types of cheeses.

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JS 98
James Suckling
Lots of ripe berry character from the 2009 vintage with chocolate and cedar. Tobacco too. Full body, round and soft tannins and a light raisin and prune aftertaste. A big and juicy style. Decadent and sexy. Pretty crazy. One of the best 2009s.
WS 97
Wine Spectator
Sleek and savory, with a backbone of acidity driving the steeped cherry, strawberry, licorice, menthol, leather and tobacco flavors, matched by dense tannins that vibrate on the lingering finish. Almost ready. Drink now through 2027.
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I am just so pleased by the tendency, practiced now by an ever-growing number of estates, to keep back vintages for later release. This wine from the faraway 2009 vintage is an example of that trend. The 2009 Barolo Riserva Cannubi 1752 offers a very interesting juxtaposition. On the one hand, you feel the warmth of the vintage. The winemaking style at the time seems to prize more succulence and voluptuousness. On the other hand, this wine is already showing the elegant and subtle signs of its evolution. This wine ages in large oak casks for 60 months and in bottle for another two years.
Rating: 95+
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Damilano, Italy
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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.

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The center of the production of the world’s most exclusive and age-worthy red wines made from Nebbiolo, the Barolo region includes five core townships: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and the Barolo village itself, as well as a few outlying villages. The landscape of Barolo, characterized by prominent and castle-topped hills, is full of history and romance centered on the Nebbiolo grape. Its wines, with the signature “tar and roses” aromas, have a deceptively light garnet color but full presence on the palate and plenty of tannins and acidity. In a well-made Barolo, one can expect to find complexity and good evolution with notes of, for example, strawberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, anise, fresh and dried herbs, tobacco and violets.

There are two predominant soil types here, which distinguish Barolo from the lesser surrounding areas. Compact and fertile Tortonian sandy marls define the vineyards farthest west and at higher elevations. Typically the Barolo wines coming from this side, from La Morra and Barolo, can be approachable relatively early on in their evolution and represent the “feminine” side of Barolo, often closer in style to Barbaresco with elegant perfume and fresh fruit.

On the eastern side of the region, Helvetian soils of compressed sandstone and chalks are less fertile, producing wines with intense body, power and structured tannins. This more “masculine” style comes from Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The township of Castiglione Falletto covers a spine with both soils types.

The best Barolo wines need 10-15 years before they are ready to drink, and can further age for several decades.

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Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.

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