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Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A blend of ten vineyards from Monforte, Novello, Barolo aged in SS Vintage quite challenging, suffered quite a lot, in order to preserve the quality of the fruit did an on the vine selection to remove rotten bad grapes from clusters so that they could allow the remaining grapes to ripen an additional week, same for 2012 Quite striking savory, woodsy, spicy aromas that are a little meaty and black fruited with an aroma that recalls cherry cola. Soft on entry with some early some sticky tannins, this turns broad and black spiced in the mouth with black cherry and black currant fruit on the slightly chewy mid-palate. Rich and quite fruity on the finish, tart flavors here help compensate for the lower acid. This turns dusty with slightly stalky dry tannins on the moderately long finish. 87pts

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Editorial Reviews for Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
07/09/2013

A blend of ten vineyards from Monforte, Novello, Barolo aged in SS Vintage quite challenging, suffered quite a lot, in order to preserve the quality of the fruit did an on the vine selection to remove rotten bad grapes from clusters so that they could allow the remaining grapes to ripen an additional week, same for 2012 Quite striking savory, woodsy, spicy aromas that are a little meaty and black fruited with an aroma that recalls cherry cola. Soft on entry with some early some sticky tannins, this turns broad and black spiced in the mouth with black cherry and black currant fruit on the slightly chewy mid-palate. Rich and quite fruity on the finish, tart flavors here help compensate for the lower acid. This turns dusty with slightly stalky dry tannins on the moderately long finish. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.40 5
07/09/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sandrone Dolcetto d'Alba

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

In a vintage in which so many wines are big and powerful the 2011 Dolcetto d Alba stands out for its silky personality and utter refinement. Floral notes meld into expressive dark blue and black varietal fruit in a gracious mid-weight Dolcetto of incomparable elegance and finesse. Firm Dolcetto tannins appear on the finish to support the fruit and add balance. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

In a vintage in which so many wines are big and powerful the 2011 Dolcetto d Alba stands out for its silky personality and utter refinement. Floral notes meld into expressive dark blue and black varietal fruit in a gracious mid-weight Dolcetto of i... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2011 2011 Sandrone Luciano Dolcetto dAlba Dolcetto 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/14/2013

This shows aromatic dark berry and violet aromas and flavors, with touches of black pepper. Needs a little air to reveal the silky texture and elegant profile. Drink now through 2014. -BS Wine Spectator. A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2011 Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto dAlba 750ml



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