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Sandrone, Luciano

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Luciano Sandrone

“We love intense, yet fragrant and harmonic wines, which can converse on equal terms with those who love them, not from a position of dominance. We love wines that are resistant to time and that each time they have the courage to tell the colors, scents, and flavors that won’t repeat themselves because they are unique. We love wines that are the sum of many integral elements, all of which are useful and no one is dominant. We love unique and distinctive wines, which at some point end and only the memory of their emotions can satisfy our need to find them again.” –Luciano Sandrone, Proprietor

Particularly known for their red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape, Luciano Sandrone is a wine producer who is adamant about keeping it all in the family. The estate was founded in 1978 after Luciano bought a parcel of the Cannubi winery, and wines were initially made in his family garage. The Azienda Agricola's flagship wine is the opulent and complex Cannubi Boschis Barolo and was catapulted into the international wine spotlight when its 1989 and 1990 vintages gained 97 and 100 points, respectively, from Wine Critic Robert Parker. There is a total of 67 acres of vines on the estate, and 75% of them are owned by the Sandrone family. It is a common motto of the family to work from the heart and continue to create wines precise with accuracy and authenticity.

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2005
5 In Stock
750ml
WS96
WA95
V94
CT94
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Tasting Notes

WS96
Offers blueberry aromas, with sweet tobacco and mahogany. Full-bodied, rich and powerful, with plum pudding and milk chocolate flavors. This is very special. The Sandrones are genius…
WA95
Sandrone’s 2005 Barolo Cannubi Boschis offers up pretty notes of mint, flowers, spices and dark red berries, with sweet notes of French oak that linger on the finish. This is a decidedly slender Cannubi Boschis that lacks some of the sheer pedigree and explosiveness of the best vintages. The tannins need some time to soften, but this is a wine that has continued to grow in bottle. It could very well turn out to be one of the vintage’s surprises. In 2005 the harvest took place at the end of September and the wine was aged in 500-liter barrels (one-third new). Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020.

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