Serio e Battista Borgogno Barolo Cannubi 2016
WA94: When compared to the other wines in this flight from Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno, the 2016 Barolo Cannubi is by far the most defined, erect and vertical. It offers more energy and tension within, thanks to sharp tones of dark cherry, tilled earth and rusty nail. I also found aromas specific to this wine that remind me of clove or toasted cardamom seed. It all works out nicely. This wine will appeal to those who enjoy a slightly darker and more robust side of the Cannubi cru, a vineyard awash in soft, golden sunlight. Some 12,000 bottles were filled in January. This is one of the best values you can get from Cannubi.
VM92: The 2016 Barolo Cannubi from Serio & Battista Borgogno is a beguiling old-school Barolo. Orange peel, mint, rose petal, sweet red cherry, licorice and kirsch are some of the notes that are laced together. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2016 offers plenty of Cannubi sensuality. Bright acids and veins of tannin extend into the finish, adding a good bit of youthful austerity to the mix. This is such a pretty and intriguing wine.