Description97James Suckling Aromas of dark berries, flowers and truffles. Full-bodied, super-integrated and refined. Great texture and a fantastic finish. Don’t miss this. So approachable now but will be great for years in the future.
93Wine Enthusiast Red berry, rose petal, white pepper and chopped herb are just some of the aromas you’ll find on this. The bright full-bodied palate delivers crushed raspberry, dark cherry, star anise and tobacco alongside firm refined tannins and vibrant acidity. It’s already tempting but will be even better with more bottle age. Drink 2021–2033.
93Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate The 2013 Barolo Cascina Nuova is the most accessible of the various single-vineyard Barolos released by the Elvio Cogno winery. But this vintage is a little different. Proprietor and winemaker Valter Fissore says that 2013 reminds him of 1999 for the deeper sense of structure and depth demonstrated by Nebbiolo this growing cycle. The vines are young, averaging 15 years old, and the wine sees a 40-day maceration period with submerged caps. As a result, this wine shows the austerity of young Barolo with vibrant fruit, deep color richness and lingering flavors of dark fruit and spice. Cascina Nuova is not technically a single-vineyard expression, but the folks at this winery treat it as if it were.
92Wine Spectator Round and fruity, boasting cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and tobacco flavors, singed by an iron element. Well-balanced, with fine length. Best from 2019 through 2032.
92Wine & Spirits Cogno’s Cascina Nuova plots were planted in 2003, at the foot of the farmhouse that gives the wine its name. At ten years old, they yielded a vibrant and intense wine in the 2013 vintage, with flavors of dark cherry, tobacco and licorice woven together by firm Ravera tannins. It’s a serious entry-level Barolo with the structure to improve over the next several years.