Camphor, pressed rose, new leather and forest-berry aromas shape the enticing nose on this firmly structured, focused red. The vibrant youthfully austere palate shows intensity, elegance and tension, delivering red cherry, strawberry compote, orange zest and tobacco. Assertive fine-grained tannins and racy acidity provide support while a licorice note lingers on the finish—an excellent performance for the difficult vintage. Drink 2026–2034. 98 Points Kerin O’Keefe - Wine Enthusiast
The 2014 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is powerful, deep and so elegant. It is also a terrific example of just how compelling the best 2014s are. Rose petal, dried herb, cedar, tobacco, lavender and spice are laced throughout a core of sweet red/purplish berry fruit. Naturally, the 2014 needs years in bottle to be at its best, but it is undeniably showy and alluring, even in the early going. Impressive. Antonio Galloni Vinous “95+
A dense, solid red, whose cherry, currant, mint and graphite flavors are fused to the mouth coating tannins. It's persistent and should find its equilibrium in about 5 years. Best from 2024 through 2045. 183 cases made.” Bruce Sanderson The Wine Spectator “93”
The Oddero 2014 Barolo Riserva Vignarionda graces us with a slender and delicate frame and plentiful aromatic nuances that bloom before your senses. This wine has a lot of pent up energy with blood orange, wild cherry, rose, lavender, dried clay, campfire ash and rusty nail. The soils of Serralunga d'Alba consist of thicker clay, and these conditions add to the intensity and structure of the wine. However, the graceful nature of the cool 2014 vintage gives this Riserva a special sense of uniformity and equilibrium that can't be achieved with the same precision in the hotter growing seasons. This wine hits that proverbial nail on the head.” Monica Larner The Wine Advocate “95”
***Please note that there were only 25 cases brought into the US for this vintage. Of those 25 cases they were only distributed into 44 of the 50 states. We have 12 bottles (1 case).
***Those of you in The Club, you will receive your 15% off once I see the order come through.
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