2011 Luciano Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $94.94 (reg. $118.94/ Online Avg. $137)
"The winemaking team at Luciano Sandrone is responsible for some of the finest Nebbiolo-based wines available today." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
As Galloni suggests, “Sandrone's 2011 Barolos are gorgeous." With critical acclaim across the board, the 2011 Le Vigne is another masterpiece from this legendary producer, praised for wines that are "widely recognized as icons and collectibles" (AG), and we have it available today for a 30% discount off the national average.
Sandrone’s Le Vigne has a well-established track record for excellence and is even capable of reaching perfection, as it did when Galloni rated the 2010 vintage 100 points. It's clear that regardless of vintage, Sandrone does everything right, ultimately straddling the line between modern and traditional with precocious wines that are forward yet somehow very long lived.
If you're sitting on 2010's waiting for them to come around, the 2011's are going to scratch your Barolo itch as they're "voluptuous, racy wines with generous fruit, expressive aromatics and plenty of early appeal," per Vinous. But that doesn't mean you can't cellar Sandrone's 2011 Le Vigne with confidence, as it "has the inner grace and poise for a long cellar evolution" (WA).
Whether you're looking to pop some now or laying some down for the future, "quality has never been higher"
per Galloni and it’s not often that Le Vigne is available under $100 - savvy connoisseurs will want to jump at this opportunity. From a producer responsible for crafting wines that "are truly spectacular. With a capital S" (AG), and an outstanding price, this stunning Barolo won't be available for long. Cheers!