Wine Deal: 2007 Cigliuti Barbaresco

Monday, June 6, 2011

Friends of the WWP will remember my wine of the year last year - the 2005 Cigliuti Serraboella Barbaresco. It's amazing to see the notes pour in on CellarTracker for this wine. I think it's stunning and rated it 96 points but I'm actually on the low side of recent tasting notes. People are regularly reaching up between 97 and 99 points. Unprecedented for a wine just over $50 if you hunt around and interesting since there were no strong buy indicators from pros on the wine - WA 92, WS 89.

Since the 2005 came and went I've been looking for the 2007 vintage. Early reviews of 2007 Piedmont are very positive. The 2007 Cigliuti Serraboella Barbaresco has been slow to appear on Wine-Searcher but made an appearance on Lot18 Monday. Lot18 is a private invitation flash sale site offering up a limited assortment of wines at a discount.

They're offering a two-pack of Cigliuti's Barbareschi - one from the Serraboella vineyard ($72 release price) and another from Vigna Erte ($57). The Serraboella comes from older vines and is the premier wine from Cigliuti, but the Vigna Erte is outstanding as well. I rated the 2004 Vigna Erte vintage between 91 and 94 points across a couple bottles. Either of this wines present a compelling taste of outstanding Barbaresco.

They can't ship to MA but it's worth finagling a way to ship this one to friends in a neighboring state. Pro tip: If you want to hold shipment until the weather is cooler ping with your request. 

Click here to check out the deal on Lot18


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