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. Tasted blind. Mid ruby with watery, orange-tinged rim. Slightly herbal cherry-fruit nose with hints of mostarda di frutta. Very tight palate packed with grainy tannins. Reluctant to open up and really needs age. Elegant build, but right now a little austere and tannic.
17 points, Walter Speller (December 2016)
A brightness and clarity to this wine with strawberry, cherry and floral character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a chewy finish. Intense and powerful.
95 points, James Suckling (January 2017)
This wine shows beautiful results in this vintage. Nebbiolo loves a long growing season, and that's exactly what it got in this year. The 2013 Barolo Cannubi is a delicately nuanced wine with blue flower aromas of violets and pressed rose followed by dried berry, spice, licorice and white truffle. You'll really enjoy those unique Cannubi aromatic characteristics in this balanced and elegant wine.
93 points, Monica Larner (June 2018)
'Gloriously floral and a Pinotesque Barolo if there ever was one, Cannubi is not only the largest cru of the villages that comprise the Barolo region, but unarguably the most lauded. Largely sand over a calcareous substrata, the vineyard’s results are largely sublime. This is no exception. Tightly woven tannins, detailed and filigreed, catapult a multitude of flavours far down the throat, accentuated by juicy acidity. This is long, classy and compelling, with an accent on sour cherry, balsamic, baking spice, cinnamon and sandalwood.'
95 points, Ned Goodwin MW, April 2019.