Elvio Cogno Barolo Vigna Elena 2014
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Beguiling aromas of pressed rose, perfumed berry, dark spice and new leather mingle together on this fragrant, enticing red. Showing extraordinary finesse, the chiseled delicious palate delivers juicy raspberry, tart red cherry, cinnamon, star anise and chopped mint. A smoky mineral note graces the finish while taut lithe tannins and bright acidity provide elegant support-another beauty from what was overall a difficult vintage. Drink 2022-2034.
The 2014 Barolo Riserva Ravera Vigna Elena is seamless in the glass, with stunning balance and all of the pedigree of this year. Medium in body and gracious, it shows elegant notes of rose petal, mint, white pepper, sweet tobacco and dried flowers. Sweet red stone fruit marry with a classic sense of austerity. All of the elements here come together in this stunning, gloriously beautiful Barolo from Cogno. Deeply expressive and intense, the 2014 Vigna Elena is not an obvious wine, but instead it is ethereal, lifted and with pure class.
This is elegant and supple, featuring cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and iron flavors fused to a firm backbone of acidity and tannins. Fresh and racy, this glides to a long finish. Give this another year or two. Best from 2022 through 2040. 300 cases made.