"A wine to marvel over."
1996 Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis
Profound '96 Barolo at the Lowest Price in the Nation
"An outrageous, well-delineated nose... with exceptional freshness, length, and harmony. This opens beautifully in the glass, taking on an almost Burgundian elegance."
– Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
Luciano Sandrone is a bipartisan artisan: No other Piedmont producer better bridges the gap between modern and traditional styles.
Today's offer, a special tranche of his 1996 Cannubi Boschis, is the ultimate study in this perfect balance.
This is a small parcel from a single owner, purchased on release and cellared professionally since. The provenance is perfect, the price even better - well under the lowest price in the nation.
Stephen Tanzer describes the dance that Sandrone accomplishes perfectly: "Firm acids and rich, spreading tannins are thoroughly buffered by rich fruit. Extremely rich and full in the mouth but with superb clarity of flavor and grip. A Barolo of great breadth and depth.”
This is a Barolo legend-in-the-making from one of the greatest vintages of the last 20 years. Do not underestimate this bottle: At a big 1996 tasting I attended last year, the 96 Sandrone Cannubi Boschis easily captured "Wine of the Night" status, along with a Giacosa red label.
Keep in mind this event included *all* of the big boys of the Piedmont: Conterno, Mascarello... everyone.
For you traditionalists, who crave a wine with focused, purposeful acidity and deep tannic structure: This is your boy. For you modernists, seeking dazzling fruit of depth and texture: You can take her home, too!
Antonio Galloni, from his glossy tasting notes (see complete, below) crowned Sandrone’s ‘96 Cannubi Boschis with praises like “almost Burgundian elegance” while he waxed poetic about the wine’s “outrageous, well-delineated nose of fresh roses, minerals and menthol followed by waves of dark fruit and licorice flavors.”
He finishes, “It is hard to resist this now, but it will be even better in another 3-5 years, and age gracefully for another decade, probably more.” Welcome to the sweet spot.
Lest you had forgotten, 1996 was an incredible vintage for Barolo. Very few years match the 96’s classic structure and austerity – and after nearly a decade and a half of rest, they’re just now coming around with eons of finesse and aromatics a-plenty.
For Piedmont-philes, this offer is a no-brainer. For those of you hunting that Barolo experience that makes you a believer, we strongly urge you to leap now. All orders subject to confirmation.
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Special Email Price: $234.88
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Special 6-Pack Price: $1,319.70 ($219.95/btl)
Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate: "The 1996, one of the estate’s best, takes things to another level. It shows an outrageous, well-delineated nose of fresh roses, minerals and menthol followed by waves of dark fruit and licorice flavors that are just beginning to show the signs of early maturity, with exceptional freshness, length, and harmony. This opens beautifully in the glass, taking on an almost Burgundian elegance. A wine to marvel over. It is hard to resist this now, but it will be even better in another 3-5 years, and age gracefully for another decade, and probably more. 96+ points/drink after 2008."
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