Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2013 Vietti Barolo

A pair of 96 point stunners from Vietti:
2013 is shaping up to be another tremendous vintage for Barolo. As usual Vietti is at the top of the heap when it comes to Italy's “King of Wines.”

Great scores and some big bottles!

2013 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito...$166.99 / 750ml
This tasting of the 2013 Barolo Lazzarito confirms just how far the wine has come along in recent vintages. Creamy, ample and potent, the 2013 offers an intriguing interplay of aromatics, fruit and structural underpinnings. Gravel, smoke, tar and dark fruit - all signatures of this Serralunga site - are front and center, but it is the wine's overall balance that is most impressive. Scorched earth, leather, smoke and graphite are some of the many notes that reapper on the finish. The 2013 is a real stunner.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni

2013 Vietti Barolo Brunate...$166.99 / 750ml
2013 Vietti Barolo Brunate...$949.99 / 3 liter
(call about the 3 liter - 314.727.8788)
Vietti's 2013 Barolo Brunate is one of the most reticent, powerful and explosive wines in the range. Huge beams of tannin give the wine its energy and overall shape. Readers will have to be especially patient with the 2013, as it is built for the long haul. the very long haul. The gravitas and overall muscularity of Brunate is quite evident, but the wine remains raw, powerful and in need of significant bottle age. Today, the tannins are searing, which adds to the wine's brooding personality. This is the first vintage that includes old-vine fruit that used to go to Oberto and Marengo from a parcel Vietti acquired a few years ago.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni

A truly rare 5 Liter of Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione
A precious few of these large format bottles are produced and even fewer leave the winery. We are excited to offer a 5 Liter of 
2013 Vietti Rocche di Castiglione...$1699.99 / 5 liter
(call about the 5 liter - 314.727.8788)
The 2013 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is ample, generous and also surprisingly rich. The more intense, voluptuous side of Rocche comes through loud and clear. Even with all of its textural depth, the Rocche possesses superb aromatic intensity and nuance. The 2013 is an unusually rich, racy Rocche, with tons of mid-palate richness. In many vintages, the Rocche is open-knit and sensual, which gives it a certain amount of early accessibility. I don't see much of that in the 2013. Readers will have to be patient here.
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni

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