The Cannubi is one of Chiarlo’s most celebrated wines, produced only in vintages where fruit quality is deemed high enough to continue the lineage of excellence for which this Barolo is renowned.
This single vineyard offering exemplifies fine Nebbiolo: intensity and richness of palate, with a nose offering florals, leather, confectionary, and savoury tobacco.
It is a wine that will live a very long time in the cellar.
Barolo. Mature-looking mid ruby. Quite powerful, sweet fruit and density on the nose. Backward on the palate but with lots of concentration and power. Great balance and style. Hint of candied fruit, but complex and succulent. Gripping.
17.5 points, Walter Speller (March 2014)
Barolo. Maturing mid ruby with orange rim. Upfront oak with bags of fruit underneath. Oak is still a little dominant and fruit still needs to emerge, but the concentration is there. Rich and finely structured tannins. Firmly modernist but sophisticated too. Promising.
17+ points, Walter Speller (May 2014)
A wine with a beautiful balance and depth of fruit for the vintage with mushroom, chocolate and berry character. Full body, with integrated tannins and a juicy finish. Very attractive berry and hazelnut character.
94 points, James Suckling (March 2014)
The 2010 Barolo Cannubi shows great intensity on the bouquet and less momentum in the mouth. The nose is redolent of ripe cherry and forest fruit with leather, rosemary and autumnal leaf. The mouth is streamlined and light. What it lacks in heft, it makes up for in length. Give it five years or more to further develop.
93 points, Monica Larner (June 2014)