2005 Luciano Sandrone "Cannubi Boschis" Barolo
Offers blueberry aromas, with sweet tobacco and mahogany. Full-bodied, rich and powerful, with plum pudding and milk chocolate flavors. This is very special. The Sandrones are genius with Cannubi.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Sandrone’s 2005 Barolo Cannubi Boschis offers up pretty notes of mint, flowers, spices and dark red berries, with sweet notes of French oak that linger on the finish. This is a decidedly slender Cannubi Boschis that lacks some of the sheer pedigree and explosiveness of the best vintages. The tannins need some time to soften, but this is a wine that has continued to grow in bottle. It could very well turn out to be one of the vintage’s surprises. In 2005 the harvest took place at the end of September and the wine was aged in 500-liter barrels (one-third new). (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep, bright red. Compelling perfume to the aromas of raspberry, smoke and minerals. At once silky and firmly built, with terrific juiciness and grip from sound acids. Not as dense as some vintages but boasts lovely fruit intensity and verve. Finishes with a firm tannic spine and lingering aromatic character. This seems even fresher in bottle than it was in barrel two years ago. (ST)
Luciano Sandrone's 2005 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is just entering the early part of its drinking window. Black cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and menthol shape a pliant, expressive finish supported by the tannins of the vintage. Next to Le Vigne, the Cannubi Boschis shows more ripeness as well as volume. (AG)