E. Pira Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 2017
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
|Brand||E. Pira Chiara Boschis|
The Barolo Cannubi is absolutely gorgeous in 2017. Hot and brutally dry conditions notwithstanding, the Cannubi is creamy and sensual in the glass, with impeccable balance, soft, racy edges and tons of allure. It is easily one of the most sensual, compelling Barolos of the year. Ripe dark red/purplish fruit, spice, mint and cedar meld into the beautifully textured, resonant finish. I am so impressed with the wine's freshness. Perhaps the anti-hail netting helped keep some shade on the fruit. What a wine.
Floral, juniper, strawberry, cherry and green tea aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this taut, sleek red, which is firm too, yet the core of ripe fruit prevails midpalate and should serve this well over time. Best from 2024 through 2042.