- Tenuta Greppo Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001WS93WE96VM94$399.98Availability:In Stock94 Points! Biondi-Santi's 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is just as terrific in bottle as it was when I tasted it from cask last year. A dark, translucent red, it reveals superb freshness in its aromatics, with notes of small red fruits, spices, flowers, mint and anise that you could get lost in. It is perhaps less rewarding on the palate today, but its class is amply evident in the purity of its fruit and silkiness of its tannins. This is a wine built for tertiary development that will occur over the following years and decades. Readers who appreciate classically built, age-worthy wines and have the time to wait will find much to admire. In the meantime, this Brunello is all about potential, and there is plenty of that here. It is a great effort. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media Learn More
- Tenuta Greppo Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino 2001$249.98Availability:In Stock
- Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2001WS97JS99$199.98Availability:In Stock97 Points, Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year! Dark in color with intense blackberry, chocolate, and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied and ultra-velvety, with tannins that caress your palate. Vanilla, chocolate and berry. Goes on for minutes. Mind-blowing. - Wine Spectator Learn More
- Viette Barolo Rocche 2001WS93VM94$179.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! This is very flamboyant on the palate with wild fruit and sweet tobacco aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy yet refined tannins and a long, fruity finish. This is very well-structured and reserved and there's loads going on here. Best after 2008. - Wine SpectatorLearn More
- Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2001VM93$79.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! The 2001 Barolo Costa Grimaldi is much more graceful than the Cannubi. It also spent less time in French oak barrels. Layers of dark red fruit, violets, spices, menthol and minerals are some of the many notes that flow from the glass. The 2001 shows great depth and richness. Early signs of tertiary aromatic complexity add personality and character, while an impeccable finish rounds things out in style. This is a great showing from the Costa Grimaldi.
- Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2001WA94$299.98Availability:In Stock94 Points! The 2001 Barolo Riserva Granbussia is gorgeous today. The bouquet is starting to show its age, with early signs of tertiary evolution that take shape in the glass. There is more than enough fruit to suggest the 2001 will drink well for another decade or so. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wine's textural beauty and incomparable finesse. Rose petals, autumn leaves and sweet spices waft from the glass as the wine continues to freshen up over time. This is a terrific showing from one of the icons of Piedmont.
- Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2001WS94$139.98Availability:In Stock94 Points! Loads of plum, berry and licorice character with hints of new wood. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Beauty here. Tight and compacted. Lots going on here. Give it time. - Wine SpectatorLearn More
- Paolo Scavino Barolo Cannubi 2001VM94$139.98Availability:In Stock94+ Points! The 2001 Barolo Cannubi, a dark ruby, is a classic in the making. It offers a multi-dimensional, delicate nose of flowers, menthol and minerals with plenty of ripe dark cherry fruit, great length and a nuanced, ethereal finish. It will require at least a few years of bottle age and will still be vibrant and full of flavor at age 20. Compared to Scavino's more imposing Barolos Carobric and Bric del Fiasc the Cannubi can sometimes be overpowered, but given some cellaring it typically begins to strut its stuff around age 10 and develops into a magical Barolo that can challenge many of the region's top wines. I still have fond memories of the sublime 1989 and 1990 tasted last year. A great effort.
- Mauro Veglio Barolo Vigneto Arborina 2001VM91$69.98Availability:In Stock91 Points! The 2001 Barolo Arborina has aged gracefully. Some of the baby fat has ped off, but the aromas and flavors remain quite primary. Layers of dark red fruit, spices, flowers and French oak wrap around the muscular finish. The French oak is present, but very nicely balanced.
- Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2001VM95$199.98Availability:In Stock95 Points! The 2001 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is in a beautiful place right now. The aromas are starting to show the early signs of maturity, but there is plenty of fruit and depth in the glass. Sweet, layered and impeccable, the 2001 turns silky and delicate as its sits in the glass. Today my sense is that the 2001 won't be one of the more long-lived vintages. Hints of licorice, dried flowers and new leather are woven into the rich, textured, fabric. This is a great showing for the Cannubi Boschis.
- Elio Altare Barolo Vigneto Arborina 2001VM96$129.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! The 2001 Barolo Vigneto Arborina brings together the richness of 2000 along with the structure of the 1999, two qualities it has always shown. The flavors are deep, dense and beautifully laced together, yet today, the 2001 speaks to finesse above all else. Just at the early part of its drinking window, the 2001 will drink well for another 10-15 years.
- Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana 2001WS95$99.98Availability:In Stock95 Points! Blackberry, spice and chocolate aromas and flavors follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Big. I like this better than 2000 for this vineyard. Solid as a rock. - Wine SpectatorLearn More
- Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2001WS96$119.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! Aromas of blackberries and licorice with hints of oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit as well as smoky oak. A rich and very long wine. A massive beauty. - Wine SpectatorLearn More