2012 Agostino Bosco "La Serra" Barolo (Elsewhere $50) SKU #1285318

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  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    4/29/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    While the 2012 vintage kept winemakers on their toes, a few months of high heat brought intensity and boldness to the La Serra Barolo. The nose is layered with leather and dark ripe fruit with just tiny hints of the classic floral as the wine opens up. The strong tannic structure is matched with a higher alcohol than some previous vintages and some gentle acidity to lift the palate. While the wine is currently full of complexity, I think that some of it's potential is masked behind its adolescence. Definitely a wine to be patient with.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    4/24/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    If you are in the market for an outstanding Barolo that can be enjoyed now and also cellar well for the next few years, this one is ideal. The Agostino Bosco "La Serra" is flavorful and lively with loads of juicy cherry fruit and a fine spine of ripe tannins and solid acidity. It also boasts the classic Barolo aromas of tar, roses, dried florals and earth. Thanks to their thoughtful winemaking and aging, the oak takes a back seat allowing the fruit to truly shine. Don't miss out.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    4/20/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Grab it while you can. Ripe and laced with tobacco and gravel flavors as well as leather and tar. Lots of tannin structure Would drink now ( Six to eight hours of decanting) and over the couple of years.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    4/19/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose of Andrea Bosco’s La Serra Barolo is piercing, filled with bold, wild cherry and blueberry aromatics mixed with tobacco and earth, hints of sandalwood, sage and leather. On the palate the wine shows the classic La Serra tannic signature, well structured yet incorporated, it seemingly stretches from the soil into the glass. While the wine drives across your palate bold kirsch like flavors emerge to meld with the more traditional Barolo flavors of leather and dried rose petals, the combination adds depth and background to the powerful texture. The finish is long, and seems to etch itself on your palate, delineating layers of fruit, earth, spice and intrigue. Make no mistake this is a classic Barolo, powerful, full bodied and capable of aging 30+ years. To drink all Barolo drinkers will tell you that you should decant for several hours and then have it to accompany braised meats or wild mushroom risotto or both.
    Drink from 2017 to 2040

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