Terroir Directory

Vintage Directory

Fine Dining Directory

featured posts:

about

blogroll

Recent Comments:

  • Hildegard: “Wobei Spielplatz hier kaum verniedlischend klingen, sondern...
  • Daniel Fleischer: Da kommt einer wieder rum! Wieder mal eine sehr schön zu...
  • Dim sum Singapore: I am a human, not an ant. I need more food in Singapore.
  • Be-Gusto: One of my most favourite restaurants in Belgium. Could eat these...
  • Heinz Magnus: Oh lala, das ruft Erinnerungen wach. Denn im alten Bau waren...
  • Dave P: I, too, have a cellar find. CURIOUS WHAT YEAR. Absolutely no year...

Tweets:

    No public Twitter messages.

Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto

IMG_5681

Most of the times I had Barolo, they were older bottles of average origin, thus dispersing all the generic perfume of leaves on a forest floor with mushrooms and some rather absent fruit. I would lie if I wouldn’t say that, even though those wines were perfectly ok to drink and had beautiful labels, I was slightly disappointed or somewhat bored.

Then there was the possibility to try younger Baroli, but the few I had were alcohol bombs, probably the type of Barolo Mr Parker would have praised. So I left the Barolo topic sleeping for a long time.

But recently as we were at our excellent Italian neighbourhood restaurant, La Fattoria, we had a bottle of Barolo stemming from a vineyard which seems to be yielding the type of Baroli I might prefer.

My savy winebook by Hugh Johnson says:

À l’Ouest de la route d’Albe, les sols sont tout À fait semblables à ceux du Barbaresco, marnes calcaires de l’époque que les géologues appellent le Tortonien. Ces collines occidentales (communes de Barolo et de La Morra) ont tendance à donner des vins sensiblement moins intenses, plus ouvertement parfumés. On compte parmi les grands vignobles Brunate, Cerequio, Rocche di La Morra et la Serra de La Morra, ainsi que le site le plus célèbre du Barolo, Cannubi, sur un terrain légèrement en contrebas.

And we precisely had a 2005 Cannubi by Commendatore Burlotto, one of the reknown wineries of the region. This wine transported what I always expected from Barolo. Power, fruit and harmony at the same time. Some kind of in between Pinot Noir and Merlot, or a Burgundy of Southern Europe.

It wasn’t overly complex and in my opinion still a few years too young, but I was impressed by its harmony while still bearing power and its very natural fruit flavour. Dark cherries, but not too perfumed and some spice are a good mix. Also its still very present but soft tannin lending structure to the wine. Just feels like a cloud on the palate.

Now after all this writing, I guess I have a new resolution for 2011: trying real top notch Barolo, aged and medium aged to experience how complex they can get. One more project on my to do list. Secret tipps anyone?

IMG_5682

Share: Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Delicious Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Digg Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Facebook Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Google+ Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on LinkedIn Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Pinterest Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on reddit Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on StumbleUpon Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Twitter Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Email Share 'Barolo: a wine like a red cloud – 2005 Cannubi, Burlotto' on Print Friendly
  1. Vimpressionniste Said,

    aah.. brings me back to my days working at Italian Wine Merchants. One of the Barolo I kept coming back to was Paolo Scavino.. I really liked his style between classic and modern and the prices were fair.

    The very best I’ve had: Aldo Conterno 2000 Gran Bussia. Perfect score.

  2. alexis2 Said,

    Paolo Scavino! Will be on the look-out! The Aldo Conterno is at 150 Euro… ouch! But gotta try one top notch this year. Let’s see, still have some time! :P

  3. Restaurant La Fattoria, Walldorf — Blind Tasting Club Said,

    [...] Rotwein. Die Wahl fiel auf den 2005 Barolo Cannubi von Commendatore Burlotto. Ein Wein den ich hier schonmal beschrieben hatte, und er ist heute keinen deut schlechter geworden. Einfach genial einen [...]

Add A Comment

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.



Google+