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The February 2020 Auction: Part 2 / A Distinguished Cellar Auction

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Auction Ends: 2/13/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #338. Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008

Description: Consists of 6 Bottles, 0.75L
Packaging: OWC.
Region: Italy, Piedmont, Barolo.
Score: 97 WA.
"Sandrone’s 2008 Barolo Le Vigne is a wine of breathtaking textural finesse and elegance. Nothing really stands out, so phenomenal is the wine’s balance and sense of harmony. This is the kind of wine that is easy to overlook because it doesn’t ask for attention and isn’t showy. Instead, everything is simply in the right place. The finest, most silky of tannins support a core of sweet red berries, flowers, mint and spices, all of which are woven together with total refinement. The eternal, nuanced finish bodes very well for the future. This is a dazzling effort from Luciano and Luca Sandrone. Le Vigne is made from parcels in Vignane, Ceretta, Conterni and Merli. In 2008 there is a little less Vignane as part of the vineyard was hit by hail. There is little question that the blending of fruit from several sites was a huge advantage in 2008 . . . . Luciano Sandrone describes 2008 as a very classic vintage. It was a year with very slow and gradual ripening. The Nebbiolo harvest started in early October and lasted the entire month. The biggest news at Sandrone is the addition of parcels in Baudana (Serralunga) and Villero (Castiglione) which will appear in Le Vigne beginning with the 2011 vintage. As for the 2008s, they are majestic." Wine Advocate #200, Apr 2012
Provenance: The Apennine Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $375

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