Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

2013 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $92.00

95 Points James Suckling

A rich and polished red with plums, berries, hints of spices and mushrooms. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a pretty finish. Drink in 2019.

94 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2013 Damilano Barolo Cannubi is a layered and enriched expression that shows both elegance and power. This is a beautiful quality that is so specific to the celebrated Cannubi cru. The wine is silky and dense in texture and offers generous aromas of dark fruit, cassis, licorice and balsam herb. There is moist earth and some dustiness on the finish. The Barolo offers all of the most graceful aromatic highlights that you should expect of Nebbiolo. These qualities will improve with age.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Polished overall despite a base of firm, dusty tannins. Features cherry, plum, leather, graphite and tobacco flavors. Extends on the vibrant finish, with fruit, leather and light grassy notes. Best from 2020 through 2035.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Enticing scents of violet, rose, new leather, perfumed berry and aromatic herb are front and center. Full-bodied and elegant, the taut structured palate delivers morello cherry, raspberry, white pepper and star anise alongside tightly knit fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. It’s still youthfully austere and needs time to fully come around. Drink 2023–2038.

2012 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

95 Points James Suckling

A tannic and structured red with dried-strawberry, stone and cedar character. Medium-to full-bodied, chewy and muscular — yet polished and well-formed. Drink or hold. Better in 2020 but so classy now.

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

I am impressed by the 2012 Damilano Barolo Cannubi. This celebrated vineyard site suffered serious hail damage in the 2012 vintage, and the vintners who farm this cru resorted to severe fruit selection in order to safeguard quality. Damilano has pulled out the best of the vintage for sure. This is a beautiful wine that boasts a delicate and feminine approach. There is pressed rose, dried violet, wild berry, cassis, cola, truffle and tilled earth. Lighter aromas of ash and smoke lift gracefully from the glass. The tannins are silky and long.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Rich and saturated, with cherry and strawberry flavors, gaining support from dense, assertive tannins. Shows plenty of sweetness and accents of anise, tar and underbrush. Presents excellent length and finesse. Best from 2019 through 2033.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of ripe berry, menthol chopped herb, dark spice and a balsamic note float out of the glass. On the dense palate, cinnamon, baking spice, and tobacco add depth to the juicy black cherry core. Firm, fine-grained tannins provide the framework.

2011 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

Fragrant blue flower, perfumed berry, leather, cake spice and a balsamic note are some of the scents you’ll find on this gorgeous, forward Barolo. The delicious palate offers raspberry, wild cherry, cinnamon, white pepper clove and tobacco. Ripe, polished tannins make this already accessible but it will also age well for a decade or more. Enjoy 2016–2023.

93 Points James Suckling

Aromas of blueberry, tar and dried mushroom follow through to a full body, with round and chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Refined and attractive Cannubi. Better in 2018.

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2011 Damilano Barolo Cannubi does a great job of presenting the specific qualities that are most commonly associated with this historic vineyard site. The wine shows elegance, grace and a feminine frame that is toned, lean and muscular. The Damilano family does not own land in Cannubi and in fact they rent their acreage for a monthly sum that must indeed be hefty. But Cannubi has grown in fame partly due to the dedicated efforts of this hardworking estate. The 2011 vintage shows warm tones of leather and tobacco with candied fruit, licorice, cola and dark blackberry. Sweet spice and delicate cinnamon appear on the long finish.

93 Points Wine Spectator

lean, racy, tightly wound red, sporting cherry, strawberry, menthol, black pepper and orange peel flavors. Firms up, yet stays long and solid on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2029.

90 Points Wine & Spirits

This is a big wine, loaded with flavors of dried cherry, licorice and dark chocolate. It feels full-bodied and warm, with robust alcohol and brusque tannins that hem in the dimpled fruit flavors. Notes of tobacco and a sanguine savor emerge over time, calling for a match with fennel sausages.

2010 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

96 Points James Suckling

Subtle and complex aromas and flavors of chocolate, hazelnut, plum and orange peel. Full body, with super refined tannins and a long, long finish. Shows the finesse and density of a truly great Cannubi. Drink or hold.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Sweet cherry, plum and licorice flavors permeate this rich, lacy red. Features solid texture, a sense of elegance and good balance, with firm tannins for support. Finishes with spice accents.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2010 Damilano Barolo Cannubi shows great definition and staying power within a delicate and feminine framework. The wine is characterized by a luminous garnet color, mild consistency and pretty menthol highlights.

2009 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

95 Points James Suckling

Lots of blackberry and cherry character with hints of spices. Plummy. Full body and super-velvety tannins. The finish is juicy and pleasantly chewy. Lovely austerity. Hard to say if 2009 is better than 2008. Better in 2015.

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The following three single-vineyard expressions all show evident oak tones that need more time to integrate with three to five more years of bottle age. The 2009 Damilano Barolo Cannubi is the most feminine and delicate of the three, with fragrant floral tones and bright fruit to distinguish it. The wine is subtle and strong at the same time with a medium build and impressive staying power. You do, however, get lots of spice and roasted coffee at the onset that should diminish with time. This wine is built to last longest with silky, polished tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

92 Points Wine Spectator

This elegant, expressive red is packed with sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, with leather and spice flavors. The ripe tannins need a few years to integrate fully. Long and detailed on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2030.

2008 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

95 Points James Suckling

The Damilano family owns the biggest piece of the Cannubi vineyard, with about 11ha. This fabulous red has sensual aromas of dried flowers, sweet fruit and chocolate. Fullbodied, with fine tannins and a delicious finish.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2008 Damilano Barolo Cannubi emerges from the glass with freshly cut roses, sweet raspberries and spices, all supported by French oak. It is a very pretty, attractive wine with plenty of vineyard character and personality. The Cannubi is also the most feminine of the 2008s I tasted from Damilano. A silky, refined finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

91 Points Wine & Spirits

A massive wine with Cannubi richness, this is pillow-soft in its tannins, even as they come back earthy, firm and lasting in the end. Scents of cedar and truffle meld with anisette spice, making this approachable now and over the next several years. For roast squab and wild mushroom risotto.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Damilano’s wines are distinguished by the full, generous style they embody. This gorgeous expression shows intensity and power presented in elegant and measured terms. The finish is characterized by notes of red cherry, spice, cedar and dark cola.

90 Points Wine Spectator

A broad swath of cherry, plum, leather and licorice notes highlights this red, shored up on a firm base of dusty tannins. Sweet fruit makes a lasting impression. Best from 2015 through 2030.

2007 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

94 Points Wine Spectator

There’s a glimpse of fleshy black cherry and plum fruit before the aggressive tannins force this wine into shut-down mode. This stays dense and chewy through the finish, which echoes the black fruit and leaves a spicy impression. Best from 2015 through 2035.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

From one of Italy’s greatest vineyard designations, this Cannubi Barolo shows all the beauty and elegance that makes Piedmont a wine region celebrated and envied around the world. The 2007 edition of the wine is particularly soft and ripe with plush cherry and pipe tobacco aromas followed by a smooth, velvety finish.

2006 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

94 Points Wine Spectator

Starts out supple, with the smooth texture framing black cherry, bitter almond and licorice notes. A firm base of tannins is offset by sweet fruit, as this glides to a lingering aftertaste of tobacco, spice and cherry.

2004 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Damilano is one of Barolo’s historic wineries and Cannubi its most historic vineyard cru. All that history combines here to shape a traditional, yet New World wine with plush roundness and intense notes of spice, leather, pipe tobacco, polished red wood and black currant. It’s luscious, velvety and tight in the mouth and will improve with age. Drink with venison or game.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Perfumed aromas of blackberry, mineral and licorice. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, yet refined and balanced. Long and polished in the mouth. Best after 2012. 750 cases made.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2004 Damilano Barolo Cannubi (aged in French oak) is made in a rich, dense style that aims for concentration as opposed to an expression of this historic vineyard’s unique qualities. The wine offers up an array of chocolate, spices and plums, with outstanding balance. Although the tannins are well-integrated, they aren’t as refined as one might hope in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019.

2000 Damilano Barolo Cannubi Reviews

95 Points Wine Spectator

Ultraclean yet rich and generous, with raspberry and truffle character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a very long finish. This is like touching cashmere. It caresses your taste buds. Best wine ever from here. Best after 2009.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2000 Damilano Barolo Cannubi, with notes of cinnamon, raisins, and chocolate. In addition to its ripe red fruit is sweet and long on the palate, velvety but with a rising density. Which indicates another dozen years of satisfying drinking ahead.