For over seventy plus years G.B. Burlotto was considered one of the top winemaker in the world and then he passed away in 1927. The town of Verduno pretty much took back seat to all the other towns in Barolo. Now the great-great-grandson Fabio Alessandria has taken over and Burlotto is among the smaller producer in Piedmont.
When it comes to Barolo... G.B. Burlotto is it! Normally I'm chasing down these wines and trying to fill a dozen orders with a bottle or two. This time around after bitching, screaming and throwing a few shoes at people...I guess after telling someone over and over that we can move these wines for you because our customers want these wines...they listened. So...here's what I can offer you all from the 2015 vintage...
All wines are in 750ml bottles
2015 G.B. Burlotto Barolo ‘Acclivi’, Barolo DOCG $60
Antonio Galloni 94 points “The 2015 Barolo Acclivi is another stellar wine from Fabio Alessandria and Burlotto and is a blend of fruit from Monvigliero, Rocche dell’ Olmo and Neirane, all in Verduno. Bright, perfumed and silky on the palate, the Acclivi is a jewel of a wine. Floral notes appear in the glass, adding lift, perfume and sensuality. All the elements are in the right place. Today, Burlotto’s Cannubi and Monvigliero have become hard to find, but savvy readers will want to focus on the Acclivi, a wine that offers superb quality for the money. Another few years in bottle should help some of the fruit soften.”
2015 G.B. Burlotto Barolo DOCG, Piedmont $45
Antonio Galloni 92 points “Burlotto’s 2015 Barolo is absolutely gorgeous. Pliant and open-knit, the straight Barolo captures all of the natural richness of the vintage. Succulent red cherry, plum, lavender, rose petal, spice and new leather all meld together in a supple, inviting Barolo that will be impossible to resist in its youth. This is such a beautiful and alluring wine. The base of the Burlotto Barolo is built on Breri, which is adjacent to Monvigliero, plus the portions of Rocche dell’ Olmo and Neirane that don’t make it into the Acclivi. This is a positively stellar wine. Don’t miss it.”
James Suckling 92 points “Very aromatic with sliced strawberries and cherries and hints of tangerines on the nose. Full body. Rich and juicy and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2022.”
2015 G.B. Burlotto ‘Cannubi’ Barolo DOCG $70
‘A rush of dark cherry, plum, hard candy licorice, violet and spice…Powerful and vertical in the glass, the Cannubi simply has it all. I would give the 2015 a good bit of time to shed some of its considerable baby fat. Powerful, dense and packed, the Cannubi is not as showy or seductive as the Monvigliero, but is has so much to offer, especially with a bit of bottle age. What a magnificent wine it is! Drink 2023 – 2055. Antonio Galloni, Feb 19 **I love Galloni's palate, Santo
2015 G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero, Barolo DOCG $70
Antonio Galloni 98 points “The 2015 Barolo Monvigliero is a wine of pure and total seduction. The warm vintage has filled out the wine’s frame beautifully. The interplay of ripe, succulent 2015 fruit and aromatic intensity from the whole clusters yields a positively stunning, breathtaking wine of the very highest level. Once again, Burlotto’s Barolo Monvigliero takes a place among the most compelling wines of the vintage. Readers who can find it should not hesitate!”
Please send me your wishlist and I'll be in touch to confirm your order. This is a pre-arrival offer, the wines are due to arrive at the end of July. If you don't have these wines in your cellar...the polar ice caps will melt even faster. You don't want your kids to know you're the reason why Hollywood is under water do you? Actually...screw Hollywood and all their crap. They wouldn't know a good bottle of Barolo if it was dumped down their throats but buy picking up some G.B. Burlotto...you will!
Please let me know what you want by July 26th. I'll send in our request and head to church and start rubbing those beads and light a candle.
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