Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2010
Few vineyards are more famous than Cannubi, first recorded in writing in 1700s, and with a bottle labelled 'Cannubio 1752' still in the possession of a Langhe family. Indeed, the word Cannubi predates the word Barolo. Damilano's portion of Cannubi is at the top of the slope, where the vineyards have a higher proportion of sand, giving a bright, aromatic quality to the wines on top of the muscular, structured fruit that this famous 19ha site normally provides. The 2010 harvest was one of the top vintages of the 21st century, and the resulting wine is rich, long and substantial with a wonderful nose of exotic woods, rose, tobacco, dried red cherry and bold, chewy tannins that demand substantial food. If ever there was a time to break out the Alba truffles, this is it!