Reviews & Scores
Luciano Sandrone’s 1985 Barolo Cannubi Boschis blossoms on the palate with expressive aromatics and layers of fruit, both supported by silky tannins. An early masterpiece from Sandrone, the 1985 is peaking today. I don’t imagine it will improve much from here, but it is stunning right now.
Sandrone’s Cannubi Boschis is spiced on the nose, with suggestions of toasted oak, vanilla, and menthol. It is utterly irresistible, showing tremendous purity and vibrancy in its ripe sweet fruit, with superb length and a clean, fresh finish. A wine that marries modern tastes with classic structure, Sandrone’s 1985 is a superb Barolo which has aged gracefully, but still has much prime drinking ahead of it. Stylistically this is somewhere in between the softer 1989 and richer, more fruit-driven 1990.
*Top 100 Wines of 1990* Ripe, round and generous and smooth and spicy from aging in new oak barrels, but bursting with Barolo flavors that echo forever on the finish. With its layers of berry, cherry and anise flavors, it can only develop more depth ...