Figli Luigi Oddero 2015 Barolo DOCG

Figli Luigi Oddero 2015 Barolo DOCG

Item Number: 15443

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barolo DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic

The estate’s traditional Barolo is a complex assemblage of various holdings, the proportions of which change slightly from vintage to vintage. Parcels are vinified and aged separately, with the final blend determined through tasting trials. As with all of their Barolo, fermentation occurs in cement without the addition of yeast, and aging takes place in huge oak botti of 65 to 85 hectoliters capacity. Elevage lasts 36 months. Blending occurs after malolactic fermentation. The wine is not fined or filtered.

This 2015 is a gorgeous, elegant Barolo of arresting purity, offering high-toned spices, deep red fruits, a background note of mouthwatering salinity, and a long, graceful finish buttressed by tannins that hug warmly rather than squeeze forcefully. It is undeniably traditional, yet rendered with great sensitivity, and the vintage’s natural power takes a backseat to an overarching impression of harmony and freshness.

Reviews

  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 95 (10/1/2019)

    Camphor, rose, brown spice and wild herb aromas mingle with an earthy whiff of new leather. Round and juicy, the savory palate doles out raspberry compote, ripe Morello cherry, star anise and cinnamon alongside polished tannins. Delicious and already approachable, it will also provide years of enjoyment. Drink through 2025.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (10/15/2020)

    What a pleasure it is to revisit Luigi Oddero's 2015 Barolo. Silky, perfumed and light on its feet, the 2015 is a fabulous wine for drinking now and over the next decade or so. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Crushed flowers, orange peel, spice and sweet red berry fruit all linger on the soft, gracious finish. Today, the 2015 has a bit more flesh than it had when I last tasted it, almost a year ago. - Antonio Galloni