2004 Luciano Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • AG 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2004 Luciano Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
The 2004 Barolo Le Vigne is a phenomenal effort. Sweet long and pure it reveals an expansive core of perfumed ripe red fruit flowers and spices. Despite its notable concentration it is made in a restrained style showing... The 2004 Barolo Le Vigne is a phenomenal effort. Sweet long and pure it reveals an expansive core of perfumed ripe red fruit flowers and spices. Despite its notable concentration it is made in a restrained style showing remarkable elegance as well as harmony with superb length and finessed tannins on the close. Le Vigne is made from the Ceretta Vignane Merli and Conterni vineyards. I have tasted the wines from these plots separately on many occasions. Curiously I have never been particularly impressed by any of the wines on their own yet when they are blended the results can be extraordinary as is the case with the sublime 2004 Le Vigne. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.--- Antonio Galloni
AG 96
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2015
The 2004 Barolo Le Vigne is one of the darkest, most intense Le Vignes I can remember tasting. In this vintage, the fruit is especially somber, the legacy of the late harvest season. Black cherries, plums, cinnamon... The 2004 Barolo Le Vigne is one of the darkest, most intense Le Vignes I can remember tasting. In this vintage, the fruit is especially somber, the legacy of the late harvest season. Black cherries, plums, cinnamon, flowers, mint and leather meld together in a sumptuous, exceptionally polished Le Vigne that will continue to drink well for many years. Le Vigne is often slow to get out of the gate, which appears to be the case with the 2004 as well.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2008
Aromas of dried rose with plum and violet. Full-bodied with fine yet big tannins and a long caressing finish. Dense and structured. A serious young red. Strong. This is still just a baby. Best after 2012. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2011
Fully saturated ruby-red. Musky ripe aromas of red cherry blackberry and tobacco with hints of truffle and tar. Enters the mouth full and dense then turns juicy in the middle with a suave touch to its rather ripe black... Fully saturated ruby-red. Musky ripe aromas of red cherry blackberry and tobacco with hints of truffle and tar. Enters the mouth full and dense then turns juicy in the middle with a suave touch to its rather ripe black plum blackberry and tar flavors. Smoothly tannic on the long impressive finish with a lingering textural creaminess and persistent hints of camphor sandalwood and mint. As good as this wine is I've never been quite as impressed by it as some other experts: I find it a little too outsized and rich and lacking the laser-like purity of the greatest Barolo vintages. Still as this is very much an infant it's likely to develop more nuance and refinement in bottle at which point my score will look ungenerous. Don't even think of opening a bottle for at least another eight years and enjoy it for a couple decades after that.