The King of Italy: 2016 Schiavenza Broglio Barolo

For those that don't know, Barolo is “The King of Italy,” and is one of the most famous regions in all of Italy. Barolo is much more than just a highly esteemed DOCG. Barolo is an amazing, powerful, age-worthy wine that comes from one of the most prestigious, blessed, and beautiful terroirs in the world.

Every king needs a crown and the 4x 93-point 2016 Schiavenza Broglio Barolo is exactly that. 

Glowing reviews for this Barolo come from some of the most acclaimed wine critics in the world. This wine has received four consecutive 93-point reviews: Robert Parker’s stated that this Barolo is a “generous and open-knit expression,” James Suckling said that it shows “firm and silky tannins,” Wine Spectator describes that it “evolves across the palate, building to a tightly wound tapestry of fruit, mineral, and balsamic elements,” and Wine Enthusiast called it “Full-bodied and enveloping.”

This piece of royalty comes from Schiavenza, located in the magical cru of Serralunga d'Alba, in Barolo. This winery is managed by Luciano Pira. Luciano and Nebbiolo are like two peas in a pod, this brilliant agronomist has been producing some of the most exceptional Barolos in this region.

We must applaud and appreciate the exceptional 2016 year. This is one of the best vintages in Piedmont from the last recent years. Wine Spectator gave it a 98-point review and stated that it: “Resulted in a long growing season and ideal harvest conditions. Balanced, vibrant, and tense Barolos”.

Broglio is Schiavenza most fruit-forward cru. This 100% Nebbiolo has a great structure, it's deeply exciting. Aromas of cherries, and currants, combined with tobacco and earthy notes. It finishes off with a long and fine length.

If you’re an Italian wine lover or Barolo aficionado, you know there’s no easy way to find a fine Barolo at a good price. But today we did it! Our wine sleuths at Big Hammer Wines found the perfect deal for you: An amazing 93-point Barolo, coming from one of the best vintages ever in Piedmont, and at 43% off, that’s only $39.99 a bottle (and the lowest price you’ll find anywhere!)

So if you truly want to experience the magic of a beautiful and fine Barolo, today’s offer is for you!

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