93 Point Vintage Wine Spectator:  2018 Schiavenza Barolo Serralunga d'Alba

Get ready to be wowed! Today's star is the 2018 Schiavenza Barolo Serralunga d'Alba. It's guaranteed to bring a big smile to your face.

 
To be completelty honest, this Barolo gem has earned a very special place in our heats and our loyal customer’s hearts, and it's no wonder why—Schiavenza’s Barolo combines power, quality, and opulence in a single bottle! (which by the way, is under $35!)
 
Renowned wine critic Tom Hyland of Forbes Magazine included Schiavenza in the esteemed "Best 25 Producers of Barolo" list. He raved about the winery, saying, "If you are looking for a classic Serralunga Barolo that offers a structure for long-term cellaring, the wines from Schiavenza are ideal candidates." These wines are rugged yet harmonious, delivering a taste experience that is as enchanting as it is powerful.
 
Serralunga d'Alba, the birthplace of this extraordinary wine, is a magical region known for producing some of the finest and most robust Barolos in the world. The vineyards here are nestled on the hillsides surrounding the village, benefiting from limestone and clay-rich soil that imparts unique flavors and textures to the grapes. The winery shares terroir with legendary producers (like Massolino, Fontanafredda, and Luciano Sandrone) whose wines can cost up to $200/bottle or more! But fear not, because Schiavenza Barolo Serralunga d'Alba offers the same magic without the jaw-dropping price tag!
 
This Barolo spent three years in Slavonian oak barrels, developing a great structure that is austere yet deeply exciting. Picture aromas of cherries and currants mingling with tobacco and earthy notes, leading to a long and fine finish. This wine is the perfect companion for game, grilled dishes, or mature cheeses.

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