Mauro Molino Barolo Bricco Luciani 2016
WA94: Marked by a heavy dose of oak and spice, the Mauro Molino 2016 Barolo Bricco Luciani is a wine in its early infancy. You absolutely need to set this bottle aside for more time to allow it to integrate and soften. At this tasting, it offers a tightly knit texture with firm tannins that reflect this cool and classic vintage. There is a point of oak astringency, but the general fiber and texture of the wine is rich enough to add a buffering. It opens to a medium ruby color, and its flavors of wild berry, dried cherry, rose and tar last for many long minutes. Precisely 4,457 bottles were released.
VM93: The 2016 Barolo Bricco Luciani is laced with sweet cherry, kirsch, sweet spice and a kiss of new oak that works well here. Pliant, gracious and supple, the Bricco Luciani is a classic La Morra Barolo built on aromatics, bright red fruit and mid-weight structure. Super-classic Nebbiolo notes linger on the persistent finish.
JS95: Aromas of mushrooms, dried flowers and dried strawberries with dried orange peel. Full-bodied with creamy, slightly dry tannins, as well as dried mushrooms. Tight and compact with a flavorful finish. Really well crafted. Drink in 2024 and onwards.