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2019 Barolo Selection

The 2019 Barolo vintage was a fantastic success. Brilliant wines were made and saw an enthusiastic response from drinkers and collectors. We still have a few gems in stock, so are delighted to present a round-up of highlights.

Antonio Galloni nicely sums up what made this vintage so special. For him, “a stellar vintage in 2019 that could very well represent the beginning of a new cycle of strong, outstanding years for this historic appellation” and “The 2019s are potent, tightly wound wines that will thrill readers who appreciate the nuance, subtlety and structure of Nebbiolo”. His thoughts are echoed by The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner, who says, “There is a solid argument to be made that the wine regions of Piedmont have entered a chapter of unprecedented glory.”

We’ve hand-picked the below as being great representations of this excellent year. Included are world-famous producers such as Gaja and Vietti, alongside rising stars like Alessandria, Vajra and Einaudi, all of which are superb.

Scores, notes and value are eye-catching across the board.

2019 Cavallotto, Barolo Bricco Boschis
2cs (6*75cl OC) @ £340 per case in bond
95 points Monica Larner 
“… This wine is characterized by velvety black fruit that is framed by dusty nuances of crushed limestone. It builds focus and precision with more time in the glass.” Drink 2025-2044


2019 Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo Gramolere
9cs (6*75cl OC) @ £300 per case in bond 
5 mags (1*150cl OWC) @ £110 per magnum in bond
96+ points Monica Larner 
“… Gramolere shows dark fruit, plum and spice, but it also has a pretty mineral note of rust or iron.” Drink 2025-2046


2019 Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo San Lorenzo
8cs (6*75cl OC) @ £290 per case in bond
3 mags (1*150cl OWC) @ £100 per magnum in bond
96 points Monica Larner
“… Fratelli Alessandria makes some of the most harmonious wines in Verduno, and that quality comes through beautifully in this wine” Drink 2025-2044


2019 G.D. Vajra, Barolo Ravera
2cs (6*75cl OC) @ £330 per case in bond
97 points Monica Larner 
“… Ravera has a character all its own, and the operative word here is power.” Drink 2025-2048


2019 Gaja, Barolo Conteisa
2 mags (1*150cl OWC) @ £660 per magnum in bond
97 points Antonio Galloni
“… Readers will find an exquisite Barolo endowed with tremendous class. The 2019 is just sublime.” Drink 2026-2041


2019 Gaja, Barolo Sperss
4 mags (1*150cl OWC) @ £780 per magnum in bond
98 points Antonio Galloni
“A wine of stature and breeding, the 2019 Barolo Sperss is pure Serralunga power” Drink 2027-2044


2019 Luigi Einaudi, Barolo Monvigliero
6cs (6*75cl OC) @ £275 per case in bond 
96 points Monica Larner 
“surely the most sought-after MGA in the appellation, Monvigliero in Verduno. The 2019 Barolo Monvigliero Stefano Arienti 125 Anniversary Collection (with a minimalist artistic front label) needs time to open because the wine is rather closed on first nose. With coaxing and patience, it eventually opens to pressed rose, iris root, white licorice and wild berry.” Drink 2025-2045


2019 Vietti, Barolo Lazzarito
3cs (3*75cl OC) @ £450 per case in bond
1 mag (1*150cl OWC) @ £300 per magnum in bond
98 points Monica Larner
“a historic cornerstone wine of this mighty portfolio. It… consistently delivers extreme quality and pleasure with each new release… always delivers power and richness.” Drink 2025-2055


Offered subject to remaining unsold. Offer expries 10th March 2024.

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