If I Could Buy Only One – November 19 VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Aurelio Settimo Rocche Dell'annunziata Barolo 2017

($54.95, Vino Wine Merchants Inc. (Profile)
David Lawrason – Here’s a cellaring candidate and a great value in Barolo. I found myself smelling this wine a half dozen times before taking a sip. The Aurelio Settimo Rocche Dell’annunziata Barolo 2017 sports a classic and classy nose of tar and roses, with those aromatic extremities in-filled by intense currant/pomegranate and cherry fruit, marzipan, savory almost evergreen/juniper herbality and old barnwood. It is medium weight, firm, elegant, slightly volatile and sour-edged but brimming with flavour. The tannins remain very staunch and drying, portending a very long future for this wine. 

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