Oddero 2016 Barolo
100% Nebbiolo | Alc: 14.5%
Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Winemaker’s notes:
Oddero 2016 Barolo is a brilliant garnet-red color, with warmer tinges developing over time. Unmistakeable bouquet, very pleasant, intense yet ethereal, very persistent, at times spiced, with aromas of truffles, liquorice and dried flowers. Dry taste, with important, full tannins.

What do you think of Hemingway? So asked readers of journalist Gianni Brera, who answered their literary and footballing questions in his column L’accademia di Brera (“Brera’s academy”) in the newspaper La Repubblica. His reply, in Sbornie prese per sport (“Drunk for the sake of sport”) on 12/12/1986: “Ernest drank Valpolicella because he was around Venice, and in those days the Oddero brothers of La Morra couldn’t get their wines to him. But if he’d known Oddero Barolo he would not have turned to the liquor which ultimately killed him.”

Critical Acclaim:
“The Figli Luigi Oddero 2016 Barolo is a wine of enormous depth and character. It delivers the best of the Nebbiolo playlist with sultry dark fruit at its core followed by lifted or high-toned aromas of dark spice, licorice, candied orange peel and spent embers. The aromatic intensity of the wine is fitted to the underlying power and focused tightness of the mouthfeel. This classic Barolo represents a blend of fruit from four sites spread over three comuni: Rive in La Morra, Scarrone in Castiglione Falletto and both Baudana and Broglio in Serralunga d’Alba. Some 25,000 bottles will be rereleased in October 2020.” 95 Pts – Wine Advocate

“While the fruit is dried and ripe, it’s also very focussed and floral. Dried cherries, dried rose petals and orange zest spring into action. The tannins aren’t the most powerful, but they are beautifully integrated with nothing sticking out, one fine strand building over the next. Medium-to full-bodied and vertical and medium-chewy on the finish. Drink from 2023.” 93 Pts – James Suckling

“Perfumed berry, pine-forest, rose and menthol aromas mingle together on this fragrant, stunning red. It’s classically crafted, full bodied and loaded with finesse, delivering juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry, mint and star anise set against taut refined tannins. It’s nicely balanced, with bright acidity and youthful tension. Drink 2022-2031.” 93 Pts – Wine Enthusiast


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