The 2015 Barolo Cannubi is silky, perfumed and gracious, all qualities that are remarkable in this vintage. Even so, the Cannubi remains a soloist more than an orchestra. Floral and spice notes add lift to this super-expressive, nuanced Barolo from Chiara Boschis. Overall, though, the 2015 is a touch slender and not quite as expressive as the two other Barolos in the range. The 2015 was aged 2/3rds in cask and 1/3rd in barrique. Drinking window: 2017-2029. 92 points
Chiara Boschis continues to make some of the most compelling wines in Barolo. Her 2015s are all quite pretty. The Cannubi is a bit penalized by the heat of the vintage, while the Via Nuova and Mosconi handled the rigors of the year more successfully. The 2015s were fermented with indigenous yeasts and spent 10-15 days on the skins. The malos were done in steel, after which the wines were barreled down. The Cannubi and Via Nuova were aged in a mix of cask and barrique, while the Mosconi was aged entirely in small French oak barrels, a choice that works well for this cru.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/19)
Grape variety: Nebbiolo