Not only a Wine Advocate 94 in this great vintage…it also beat out both of Schiavenza’s acclaimed $70 to $80 Barolo crus.
The Wine Advocate says:
Drawing upon fruit from one of the most interesting and consistent subzones in the appellation, the Schiavenza 2016 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba puts a lot of intensity and beauty right up there for you to admire. The bouquet shows a glossy, polished quality with shiny cherry and plum. That smoothness applies to the palate, most specifically to the tannins that leave some astringency at this young stage but are otherwise integrated. The wine's complexity is enhanced by spice, rusted iron, blood orange, balsam herb and hints of truffle essence. Some 11,800 bottles were made. Schiavenza offers us terrific value in this classic vintage.
All the complexity and class (and ineffability) of classic Barolo at its finest. Irresistible now but will age magnificently.