Figli Luigi Oddero 2017 Barbaresco, Rombone, DOCG

Figli Luigi Oddero 2017 Barbaresco, Rombone, DOCG

Item Number: 15442

UPC: 0-811644012546

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbaresco DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Rombone
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone-clay marls and sandstone
Elevation: 300 meters

The family rents a 2.5-hectare parcel of 30-year-old Nebbiolo in the renowned Barbaresco cru of Rombone in Treiso near the summit of the slope at around 300 meters altitude. Their version of this cru spends 18 months in a single enormous 85-hectoliter oak cask, plus an additional year resting in bottle before its release. It is not fined or filtered.

The 2017 is gorgeous, showing the exceptionally refined touch that Dante and Francesco have brought to the Oddero operation—one which expresses the estate’s traditional sensibility through an exceptionally and instinctively sensitive lens.

93pts (2018 Vintage) Wine Advocate 6/17/2021
"The Figli Luigi Oddero 2018 Barbaresco Rombone opens to tart cherry fruit and plum, with some sweet earthy tones or tobacco at the back. The wine feels rich and well concentrated to the palate, with a touch of extra ripeness that comes as a surprise for a vintage that was relatively cool and cloudy overall. If you love the bright primary flavors of Nebbiolo, this wine delivers them in troves."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (10/12/2020)

    Oddero’s 2017 Barbaresco Rombone is a fabulous wine from one of my favorite vineyards in Treiso. Rich and expansive, with superb balance, the 2017 captures the natural power of this site while also capturing quite a lot of finesse, which is not easy here. Sweet red berry fruit, mocha, spice and dried flowers all flesh out as this sumptuous Barbaresco shows all it has to offer. Impressive.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 93 (10/1/2020)

    Mature black-skinned fruit, rose, eucalyptus and dark spice aromas emerge in the glass. Juicy and elegantly structured, the savory palate doles out raspberry, strawberry compote and star anise accompanied by taut, refined tannins. It has surprising freshness for the scorching vintage. Drink 2022–2029.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (7/23/2020)

    This estate is based in Santa Maria di La Morra (in the Barolo appellation), although one of its historic vineyard holdings is located in the adjacent Barbaresco appellation. The Figli Luigi Oddero 2017 Barbaresco Rombone draws its fruit from a 2.5-hectare site in Treiso at an ideal 290 meters above sea level. The wine presents a pretty, open-knit bouquet with dark berry fruit, crushed flowers, tar and some dusty-earthy aromas. Licorice-like aromas also stand out. The tannins are well played in this warm vintage and appear well integrated into the fiber of the wine.