Top Rated Barolo at an Incredible Price!

Top Rated Barolo at an Incredible Price!

Posted on Mar, 05. 2012 by

Categories: Wine

It’s rare when all the planets align for a spectacular offer, but this is one such time. Will and I tasted through several Italian red wines this past week from one of our top distributors, and one really stood out for us. The 2007 Elvio Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova was an incredibly impressive effort — ripe, fragrant, silky, complex, balanced, and totally open for business. This is a producer known for their traditional approach, making the accessibility of this wine at this early stage even more surprising; my guess is that their use of very little new oak, combined with the ripe fruit flavors typical of the outstanding growing season in Barolo in 2007, is the explanation. Whatever the case, the result is an extremely impressive wine, one that Will and I quickly agreed would make a great offer soon.

Well, imagine my surprise when only a couple of days later I was scanning through the “advance” reviews for upcoming issues of the Wine Spectator I come across their review of just this wine in their premier, “Highly Recommended” category. And what a review it was!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
ELVIO COGNO Barolo Cascina Nuova 2007 • $53 • 95 points
Cherry and raspberry notes are shaded with eucalyptus and tobacco accents. Lively and vibrant, with dense, well-integrated tannins providing support without being intrusive. Impeccably balanced, it all comes together on the elegant finish. Best from 2014 through 2030. 550 cases imported.—B.S.

It’s pretty rare to find wines rated 95 or over in the Wine Spectator, and even more rare to find them at prices anywhere under $100. That $53 retail price they quote makes this look like quite a deal (which it is). But this is the Wine Guild, and you know that we can do even better than that. How much better? How about UNDER $40!!!

2007 Elvio Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova, Piedmont, Italy
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $38.12 • Premier Cru: $39.86 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $53.00
Buy Now!

This is a spectacular value for an outstanding wine, one that has a great chance of ending the year in the coveted Wine Spectator Top 100. We only see these once or twice a year, so this is one offer not to miss. Supply is limited, so please get your orders in promptly…

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