Barolo 2016: AN ALL-TIME GREAT

Barolo Vineyards
  
Barolo 2016 is a year for the history books, a dream vintage for growers and winemakers. Weather conditions were better than in 2010 with a slightly cooler September, making for wines that are "aromatic, beautifully resonant and highly expressive of site."

"A vintage full of truly spectacular, breathtaking wines that captures all the pedigree that Nebbiolo & Barolo are capable of."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2016 is a year where the entry-level wines for earlier drinking also shine, the hallmark of an excellent year.  We are delighted to offer a selection:  Francesco Rinaldi & Poderi e Cantine Oddero whose traditionalist Barolo (in stock now)  along with Elvio Cogno and Fenocchio, offer fantastic value for all pockets, the rich modernist crus from Conterno Fantino, and our last few cases of superstar Vietti.

We also have collection cases from Oddero, at £300 per 6: a great chance to try 3 of Barolo's best Crus: Villero (94), Rocche di Castiglione (95) and the "positively dazzling" Brunate (97 AG).

 

***** New Additions *****

We are pleased to offer the high-scoring wines from Chiara Boschis (E Pira).  The Via Nuova is one of just 5 perfect (100pt) wines from the epic 2016 vintage.  The Mosconi is aged entirely in cask, the Via Nuova is aged half in barrique and half in cask, while the Cannubi is aged mostly in cask.

"There are the best wines Chiara Boschis and her brother, Giorgio, have ever made. I was just blown away by what I tasted. The purity and class of the 2016 is magnificent."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous


2016 BAROLO MOSCONI, E Pira (Chiara Boschis)
£375 per case 6 IB (5x6)
"The 2016 Barolo Mosconi is a gorgeous wine made all the more remarkable given that Mosconi can't really be said to be a top-level site. Dark and imposing, the 2016 captures all the breadth and tannic clout that are such signatures of this site. This is an especially brooding, virile Barolo, but Chiara and Giorgio Boschis clearly brought out all the best the vineyard had to give. 2024-2041."
96pts Antonio Galloni 


2016 BAROLO CANNUBI, E Pira (Chiara Boschis)
£460 per case 6 IB (3x6)
"The 2016 Barolo Cannubi is beautifully perfumed and gracious. Sweet red berry, kirsch, mint, tobacco and dried flowers all lift from the glass. A wine of total finesse, the 2016 is just stunning in its beauty and arresting sensuality. Time in the glass brings out the wine's silkiness and captivating inner perfume. This is such a fabulous expression of Cannubi. What a wine!"
98pts Antonio Galloni

 

2016 BAROLO VIA NUOVA, E Pira (Chiara Boschis)
£925 per case 6 IB (4x6)
"In my opinion, the 2016 Barolo Via Nuova is the single greatest Barolo Chiara Boschis has made in her storied career. A monumental, thrilling wine, the Via Nuova captures all the best the vintage had to give. Explosive in the glass, with stunning aromatic depth, the 2016 is drop-dead gorgeous from the very first taste. Dark macerated cherry, lavender, spice, menthol and rose petal are kicked up a few notches from underlying veins of acidity and tannin that give the wine its energy and drive. The 2016 is a wine of extraordinary harmony, purity and finesse with an eternal finish. 2024-2056"
100pts Antonio Galloni

  

 
Contact us to enquire or register your interest.  Limited quantity available.  Offered In Bond, UK.
 

This is another stellar set of wines from the Oddero family. Mariacristina Oddero has really taken these wines to another level in recent years. The 2016s and 2015s I tasted are all translucent, classic wines that capture the essence of place with stylishness and class. – Antonio Galloni
 

The 2016s are striking and loaded with site character. The Vigna del Gris and Sorì Ginestra - the two classics in this range - see 100% new oak, while the Mosconi Vigna Ped - sees a year in cask and a year in larger format oak – Antonio Galloni



This is a gorgeous set of Barolos from Francesco Rinaldi, one of many historic estates that has gone through a serious upswing in quality in recent years. – Antonio Galloni


ELVIO COGNO

Valter Fissore and Nadia Cogno's 2016s are absolutely gorgeous. Readers will get a very good idea about the strength of the year in tasting the Cascina Nuova, the estate's entry-level Barolo. – Antonio Galloni



Giacomo Fenocchio is a family estate with 150 years of winemaking history, now run by Claudio Fenocchio who has retained traditional approaches in the cellar, but switched to organic practices in the vineyards. The focus is on purity and transparency of the individual terroirs, as with the very best. This is a producer to follow, especially while prices have remained so reasonable.  In a tasting of 2010 Barolos by the New York Times in 2014, Fenocchio was rated second, after Elio Altare, and ahead of Vietti, Elio Grasso and Massolino.



Vietti's 2016 Barolos are stratospheric. I have been following the wines for several years, first as separate lots, then as young wines in barrel. In all of those tastings, the wines were never anything less than mesmerizingly beautiful and full of potential. Now that they are in bottle, that potential has been realized. These are, quite simply, the most monumental wines I have tasted in twenty years of visiting the estate. – Antonio Galloni
 

Vintage Name Size Cs Bt GBP Price Per Actions scores
VIN BU JR DEC
2016 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Del Gris, Conterno Fantino 6x75cl 6 - £360 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sori Ginestra, Conterno Fantino 6x75cl 6 - £395 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Mosconi Vigna Ped, Conterno Fantino 6x75cl 6 - £395 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Falletto, Giacosa, Bruno 12 x 75cl 3 - £1,750 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Collection Case - 2x Classico, 2x Villero, 1x Brunate, 1x Rocche, Oddero 6x75cl 12 - £300 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Cascina Nuovo, Elvio Cogno 6x75cl 3 - £175 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Ravera, Elvio Cogno 6x75cl 1 - £330 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo, Giacomo Fenocchio 6x75cl 3 - £138 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Bussia, Giacomo Fenocchio 6x75cl 2 - £189 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Cannubi, Giacomo Fenocchio 6x75cl - - £210 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Castellero, Giacomo Fenocchio 6x75cl - - £189 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Castellero, Giacomo Fenocchio 150cl 1 - £420 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Villero, Giacomo Fenocchio 6x75cl 2 - £200 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Classico, Oddero 6x75cl 10 - £195 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Classico, Oddero 150cl 2 - £80 BT [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione, Oddero 150cl - 3 £900 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Villero, Oddero 6x75cl - - £270 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Villero, Oddero 150cl - 3 £110 BT [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo, Rinaldi, Francesco 6x75cl 5 - £185 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Cannubi, Rinaldi, Francesco 6x75cl 5 - £250 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Cannubi, Rinaldi, Francesco 150cl 2 - £660 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Brunate, Vietti 6x75cl 1 - £960 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Castiglione, Vietti 6x75cl - - £185 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -
2016 Barolo Ravera, Vietti 6x75cl 1 - £1,250 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -