Wine Advocate 92 points - The entry-level 2011 Barolo Lecinquevigne is produced with fruit that is sourced from various points throughout the appellation. I highly enjoyed tasting this wine and I enthusiastically recommend it as a result, especially thanks to its affordable price tag. Some 60,000 bottles were produced. Barolo Lecinquevigne opens to bright cherry and blackberry aromas that are followed by delicate tones of spice, tar and licorice. The finish is long and smooth.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Aromas of ripe plum, dark berry, violet, baking spice, leather and tilled earth all come together in the glass. The juicy, structured palate doles out crushed black cherry, anise, ground pepper, tobacco and a hint of chopped herb. It boasts a great depth of flavors and fruit purity, while firm, velvety tannins give it an almost creamy mouthfeel. Drink 2018-2027.
James Suckling 91 points - A Barolo with a lovely core of ripe fruit, velvety tannins and a rich, fruity, spicy finish. Savory and delicious. Yet shows grip with tannin structure at the finish.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Tightly coiled, with strawberry, cherry, leather and tobacco flavors locked within the tannic grip. The fruit returns on the vibrant finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 8,330 cases made.
(Jun 15 2015)
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A blend of Nebbiolo from five different vineyards situated throughout the denomination, it opens with aromas of underbrush, porcini mushroom, black berries, tobacco and leather. The palate delvers ripe Morello cherry and red raspberry accented with baking spices alongside firm tannins. Drink after 2018.
Wine maker notes
Barolo Lecinquevigne is a blend of Nebbiolo from five vineyards located in the areas most adept for the cultivation of this varietal. The grapes used for this prestigious blend are grown in the calcareous-clay soils of Barolo, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra and Novello.
The wine has a very distinct look, and it’s difficult to guess its age. The Nebbiolo vines range in age from 30 to 50 years old. The resulting wine has a ruby-red color with orange highlights and leaves behind an intense fragrance of rose, leather, tobacco, and subtle hints of violet and tar.
The taste is broad and encompassing, leaving a compelling sensation of softness in the mouth, with a long and persistent finish.
This Barolo can be enjoyed right away, but also has the capacity to age very well. This wine is best served at 61°F -63°F.
Barolo Lecinquevigne, while not conceived as a single vineyard cru, is still considered a very important wine in Damilano’s portfolio.
Damilano Wine Company is one of the oldest wineries in Barolo with historic traditions.
The Damilano family business dates back to 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno, the great grandfather of the winery’s current owners, began to vinify his own estate wines. The town of Barolo resides in the generous and beautiful Langhe region, and its name was taken on by the “king of wines”.
It is with great passion that Giacomo Damilano, the founder’s son-in-law, developed with his children a love for the vineyards, selecting and maintaining them with great care in order to improve the quality of the wines. Over time, the winery’s production was transformed into a jewel that was passed down with pride in 1997 to Giacomo’s grandchildren, who continue to manage the winery today.
Paolo, Mario and Guido Damilano, the fourth generation, have brought new vigor to the family business, strengthening and developing the fruit which this extraordinary land has to offer. Always looking forward, they continually seek innovations to further refine Damilano’s production.