Stephen Tanzer: 97
"Deep ruby-red. Deep, pure aromas of red and black fruits, licorice and smoky oak. Supersweet and wonderfully deep, with extremely primary dark fruit and camphor flavors. Offers compelling breadth and palate coverage, not to mention impeccable balance. Seamless and complex. Perhaps best today on the slow-building, palate-staining finish, which features extremely fine tannins. One of my early favorites from this outstanding vintage. This has fruit of steel." (Dec 2004)
Wine Spectator: 96
"Loads of blackberry, cherry and dark licorice character. Full-bodied and velvety, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Pretty. Loads of depth and style. Gorgeous. Sandrone makes the best Cannubi. Almost as great as the 2000. Best after 2008. 840 cases made." (Oct 2005)
Wine Advocate: 95
"The 2001 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is in a beautiful place right now. The aromas are starting to show the early signs of maturity, but there is plenty of fruit and depth in the glass. Sweet, layered and impeccable, the 2001 turns silky and delicate as its sits in the glass. Today my sense is that the 2001 won’t be one of the more long-lived vintages. Hints of licorice, dried flowers and new leather are woven into the rich, textured, fabric. This is a great showing for the Cannubi Boschis." (Apr 2012)
Higher than average temperatures in 2001, together with a good level of residual humidity in the soil, allowed the grapes to ripen beautifully. The summer was hot and sultry, with a notable lack of rain. The momentary change in the climate and the drop in temperatures in September allowed a slightly early grape harvest, from the 3rd to the 9th of October. The 2001 Barolo follows a positive trend having nothing to envy the splendid previous vintage. On the contrary, in addition to the good alcohol content and balanced acidity, the great richness of tannins lends even more persistency to the flavours.
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