1998 Luciano Sandrone "Cannubi Boschis" Barolo
Dark ruby color, with dried porcini and plum and a hint of peach on the nose. Full-bodied, with superpolished tannins and raspberry, coffee bean and licorice character. It goes on and on. Still needs a few years of bottle age.--1998 Piedmont blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2010. (Web Only--2008)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Luciano Sandrone’s 1998 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is another of the standouts in this tasting. Layers of perfumed dark fruit flow effortlessly from the glass with wonderful depth and purity. The wine offers a long, intensely harmonious personality and a refined, aristocratic finish. The 1998 is an excellent choice for readers who may also be cellaring bottles of the 1996 or the 1999, two wines that offer considerable upside potential. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Impressive red-ruby color. Reticent, slightly reduced nose opens quickly to show tangy spices, minerally soil tones, woodsmoke and a note of underbrush. Then juicy and vibrant in the middle palate, with a dense minerally character and the harmonious ripe acidity of the finest '98s; a velvety wine with great verve. Boasts a strong, ripe flavor of red fruit syrup and an incipient truffley perfume. The sweet fruit outlasts the substantial tannins on the long, lively finish. 93(+?) points