Making this very short and sweet, unlike the Barolos themselves, this is how we found the 2005’s, which we tasted upon their release in NYC.

While tasting through these wines, the words, which came to mind were: “gripping, elegant and beautifully balanced.” “Gorgeous aromatics of classic violets and dried herbs, both on the nose and palate.”  “Harmonious blackberry fruit laced with a very distinctive earthiness.” “Long, silky finish”

The wines were actually very approachable even at this young age. We bet that they will continue to evolve and develop beautifully down their long and winding road ahead.


Einaudi, “Terlo” – “Simply gorgeous”
Einaudi, Barolo, Cannubi – “mint, herbs and a little balsamic going on…”
Einaudi, Costa Grimaldi – “old vine elegance and power”
Marcarini, La Serra – “beautifully balanced, aromatics of tart cherry and herbs……”
Marcarini, Brunate – “highly perfumed, can keep my nose in the glass for hours…”
Conterno Fantino, “Sori Ginestra” – “in a word, excellent”
Conterno Fantino, “Vigna del Gris”- “Gripping”