Figli Luigi Oddero 2016 Barolo DOCG
Item Number: 15520
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barolo DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Vintage Notes by Wine Spectator 4/2021: "The classic 2016 vintage is the best harvest in two decades for Piedmont's top red."
Winemaking Notes: The estate’s traditional Barolo is a complex assemblage of various holdings, the proportions of which change slightly from vintage to vintage. Parcels are vinified and aged separately, with the final blend determined through tasting trials. As with all of their Barolo, fermentation occurs in cement without the addition of yeast, and aging takes place in huge oak botti of 65 to 85 hectoliters capacity. Elevage lasts 36 months. Blending occurs after malolactic fermentation. The wine is not fined or filtered.
93pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Advocate 6/17/2021
"The Figli Luigi Oddero 2017 Barolo is a steady and compact expression with lots of sharp and well-defined fruit sensations. The grapes are harvested across four sites and blended. Those vineyards are Rive in La Morra, Scarrone in Castiglione Falletto and both Baudana and Broglio in Serralunga d'Alba. As a result, you get the floral intensity and freshness of the first two crus and the structure and richness of the last two. All these elements balanced out quite nicely in this classic Barolo."
92pts (2017 Vintage) Jeb Dunnuck 5/27/2021
"The 2017 Barolo offers up soft, rounded notes of vanilla, peach candy, and raspberry leather, and emerging tannins come through its initial fruit impressions of dried strawberry, orange peel, and saline finish. Characterized by elegance and approachability, it will continue to develop over the next 15 years. Drink 2021-2036."