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2008 Sandrone Barolo ‘Cannubi Boschis’

Original price was: $310.00.Current price is: $289.00.
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From his first vintage in 1978 Luciano Sandrone set out to make a more approachable and drinkable Barolo. No one has managed to bridge tradition and innovation as brilliantly as Sandrone, rendering pointless any of the typical arguments in favor of one winemaking philosophy over the other. Over the years Sandrone has turned out a stunning group of wines, often reaching stratospheric heights.

Although Sandrone’s wines are accessible when young, they also age beautifully as is demonstrated by the wines from the 1980s. Yet as magical as the older wines can be, Sandrone believes his recent releases are even better saying “today we know so much more about how to work in the vineyards and in the cellar.” I consider Luciano Sandrone’s Cannubi Boschis to be one of a handful of benchmark wines for the region, well worth the effort of finding and cellaring.

Tasting Notes

96 Points Wine Advocate
The 2008 Barolo Cannubi Boschis Sibi et Paucis is released ten years after the harvest. The Sibi et Paucis program of late releases sees only 1,500 bottles each of Cannubi Boschis and Le Vigne released to the market each year. This wine hails from one of the most overlooked vintages of the past decade, which, by the way, is showing absolutely beautifully right now. The bouquet offers savory tertiary notes with dried fruit followed by campfire ash, autumnal leaf and powdered licorice. The mid-weight mouthfeel is generous and rich with substantial volume and elegance on the long finish.

95 Points Antonio Galloni
The 2008 Barolo Cannubi Boschis, from Sandrone’s library release program, is very, very young. It is also interesting to taste the 2008 today, as it was made during a time in which the wines were more overt and had greater French oak influence. The dark cherry, spice, leather and menthol notes are just beginning to show the first signs of the development that takes place in bottle. Even so, the 2008 remains fresh and silky, with quite a bit of power and textural breadth and reserve.

2008 Sandrone Barolo ‘Cannubi Boschis’