PRODUCT CODE: 8022534108750
The 2008 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is stunningly beautiful. It, too, is quite subtle and understated. The 2008 is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine laced with sweet red cherries, flowers, spices, mint and minerals. This is a decidedly feminine, gracious Cannubi Boschis that impresses for its elegance, class and finesse. Sweet floral notes add brightness on the Pinot-like, vibrant finish. The wine keeps getting better and better in the glass. This, too, is a dazzling effort. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
Luciano Sandrone describes 2008 as a very classic vintage. It was a year with very slow and gradual ripening. The Nebbiolo harvest started in early October and lasted the entire month. The biggest news at Sandrone is the addition of parcels in Baudana (Serralunga) and Villero (Castiglione) which will appear in Le Vigne beginning with the 2011 vintage. As for the 2008s, they are majestic.
95 points from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Cannubi is one of the great cru vineyard sites of the entire Barolo region. Its name is synonymous with a degree of ripeness, richness, freshness and complexity that is known throughout the world.
The Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis is a single-cru wine made from vines grown in a specific sub-section of the Cannubi hill. Cannubi extends north from the village of Barolo and has been planted to Nebbiolo on its south and east exposures for at least a century. The Cannubi runs approximately southwest-northeast and is entirely inside the commune of Barolo, from which it displays the characteristics of wines from this village: profound aromatic complexity and comparatively softer tannins in relation to vines grown in Monforte or Serralunga.
The “Boschis” subzone of the Cannubi (also known, historically, as Monghisolfo) is near the northern end of the hill, and is located directly across the little valley from the Sandrone winery building.
The Cannubi Boschis subzone has a particularly good exposure to the south and southeast in a small bowl or “conca” that helps hold the warmth in the early morning. Its soils are sea deposits of calcareous clay.