Barolo Le Vigne 1999 - Sandrone
We took the treasured bottle with us to Florence, where we were meeting friends. On our last night in Florence we shared the Sandrone Barolo.
We were not disappointed. The wine was a beautiful garnet color with a slightly
brickish rim. It released amazing aromas of dried cherries, violets, vanilla and nutmeg. On the palate the wine was nicely balanced with good acidity and big, but slightly softened tannins. It showed flavors of blackberry and cherry with a slight hint of vanilla and minerality. Each sip of this wine was like taking a bite of a carefully baked fruit tart with a crust there to add structure, but not to interfere with the berry flavors. I savored each sip of this wine - amazing!
I wish I'd purchased 2 bottles - this wine can be consumed now or held for up to 10 years. I have my fingers crossed that I can travel back to Barolo, visit Luciano and Barbara, and buy another bottle of this beautiful wine.