Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne DOCG 2013 (375ml)
- WE93, WA93, JS92, WS90
Aromas of red berry, violet and baking spice are front and center. Polished and savory, the palate offers cinnamon and crushed herb alongside a backbone of refined tannins. Bright acidity lends nice balance. Drink 2023–2033.- WE93
This is Damilano's classic Barolo (we are urged to no longer use the word "base") that is made with fruit sourced from various sites across the appellation. The 2013 Barolo Lecinquevigne is fragrant and intense with a mounting sense of aromatic importance and persistence. The effect is really quite beautiful because this wine literally blossoms in the glass before you. In terms of a Barolo that is not from a single vineyard, this wine is at the head of the class. On the quality versus price ratio, it offers great value. Some 60,000 bottles were made, so you should have no problem locating this wine. Drink:2018~2027 - WA93
A linear and refined red with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Medium body, fresh and clean. Needs a year or two to soften - JS92
A bright, fresh version, with savory cherry, tobacco, woodsy and tar flavors. Balanced, remaining firm and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2029.- WS90
The origins of the Damilano family company dates back to over a century ago, when Guiseppe Borgogno, the great-grandfather of the current owners, started to grow and make wine from his own grapes. This tradition was kept up by Giacomo Damilano, the founder's son-in-law, together with his children, until it was passed on to his 4 grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers' land today. The wines produced are renowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company's activities.