2015 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
2015 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne Barolo Le Vigne is always a wine of great structure, depth and longevity. 2015 brings this character even more to the fore. The 2015 Le Vigne is brooding, coiled and restrained, needing several years of patience to reach its peak. The nose slowly reveals dark cherries, licorice, underbrush and distinct floral elements of violets and roses. On the palate, the tannins are dominant, sweet ad mouth-filling and severe, needing time to come into balance with the prodigious fruit and acidity that lurks beneath the imposing structure. The finish seems to go on forever. Give this one time.
Fragrant, full bodied and boasting great finesse, this delicious Barolo hits all the right buttons. It opens with enticing aromas of woodland berry, rose, camphor, botanical herb and exotic spice while the elegantly structured palate doles out juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and cinnamon. Firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity keep it impeccably balanced. It’s already tempting but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2024–2046.