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Vietti Barolo Lazzarito Reviews


Vietti Barolo Lazzarito


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2019 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito Reviews



97 Pointz Vinous


“The 2019 Barolo Lazzarito continues a trend seen in recent years in which the focus has been more about finesse than raw power. Intense red fruit, iron, dried herbs, chalk, dried rose petal, and white pepper all run through this deep, virile Barolo. The power and intensity of Serralunga really come alive on the heady, explosive finish. Bright saline notes linger on the deep, resonant finish. A Barolo of raw, unbridled power, the Lazzarito demands patience.”



96 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“Another pale ruby Barolo, the 2019 Barolo Lazzarito is from a 2.5-hectare parcel of the cru and reveals a hint of purple flowers, with a mix of red and blue fruit berries. It has more expansiveness on the palate, with more broadness, although it is not weighted. It offers a light balsamic tone, with rosemary and fresh herbs, and is persistent on the long finish. This will benefit from more time in bottle and drink 2026-2046.”



94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“An enticing expression of cherry, plum, licorice, earth, and spice flavors, this red delivers both poise and power, showing breadth and harmony. Lingers on the finish with plum, spice, and mineral notes. Best from 2027 through 2046.”



93 Pointz James Suckling


“Quite a flamboyant feel to this on the nose, showing raspberries and grainy notes, together with hints of fresh mushrooms. Some brighter passion fruit comes through with air. Medium-bodied with an intense core of vibrant fruit and youthful tannin which together, given time, will add length and breadth to the wine. Wait for this one. Try from 2024.”



2018 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito Reviews


96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2018 Barolo Lazzarito represents Vietti's interpretation of Serralunga d'Alba, the village often associated with the most powerful wines in the appellation. The Lazzarito completes its secondary fermentation in barrique over three months and is then racked into large oak botti for an additional two years of aging. With some 8,000 bottles produced in this smaller vintage, the wine is very indicative of its geographic origins with tight black fruit, rusty nail, blood orange, and earth. Compared to the others in this series, this wine delivers more lasting tannic power. A bit salty and savory now, it is well suited to long aging.”



96 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“There's a pleasant, crunchy edge to the red cherry and raspberry flavors in this wine that continues from start to finish. High-toned and floral, the wine gains layers of tobacco, blood orange, and menthol with air, maintaining freshness and depth for nearly a week after opening-an indicator that this is a 2018 Barolo with good aging potential.”



94 Pointz Vinous


“The 2018 Barolos are absolutely beautiful. There is not much more to say than that. Over the years, Luca Currado and Elena Penna have dialed in a style that works well for these vineyards. The 2018 Barolo Lazzarito is tense, vibrant, and very much closed in on itself. Searing tannins and Serralunga structure dominate today. Crushed rocks, gravel, red fruit, rose petal, lavender, and sage all run though this sculpted, vibrant Serralunga Barolo. What stands out most about the Lazzarito today is that is stylistically more similar to the other Barolos than it was a few years ago. I expect great things in time here.”



93 Pointz James Suckling


“Quite a flamboyant feel to this on the nose, showing raspberries and grainy notes, together with hints of fresh mushrooms. Some brighter passion fruit comes through with air. Medium-bodied with an intense core of vibrant fruit and youthful tannin which together, given time, will add length and breadth to the wine. Wait for this one. Try from 2024.”



2017 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito Reviews


96 Pointz James Suckling


“This is very chewy and powerful with lots of velvety tannins that are firm and intense. It's full and flavorful with strawberries and tar. Bark undertones. Flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Try after 2024.”



95 Pointz Vinous


“Vietti's 2017 Barolo Lazzarito is absolutely gorgeous. Whatever the challenges of the growing season, they appear to have been no problem here. More than anything else, the Lazzarito impresses with its magnificent depth and stature. Super-ripe red fruit, white pepper, mint, tobacco, cured meat, spice and rose petal open gradually with time in the glass. I would not be in a rush to open bottles anytime soon. The Lazzarito has been one of the most improved wines at Vietti for a number of years. The 2017 is so captivating.”



95 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Floral and juicy, laden with cherry and berry flavors that feel tangy and even crunchy, this shows no signs of the dry heat of the vintage. The refined tannins dovetail with notes of graphite that lend a cool firmness to the ripe fruit. The wine packs plenty of power, yet the freshness and balance are impressive.”



94 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“A release of 8,760 bottles, the Vietti 2017 Barolo Lazzarito draws its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba and reveals a luminous garnet color. Compared to some of the others in this portfolio, the wine takes a little longer to open and express itself. It does, however, unfold to dark cherry, redcurrant, grilled herb, iron ore, and candied orange peel. You need to give your glass a few extra vigorous swirls. Those rusty mineral notes build in intensity and drive the wine's medium-long finish.”



94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A taut, structured Barolo, offering aromas and flavors of plum and cherry fruit shaded by accents of tobacco, iron, green tea, and leafy underbrush. This is firm and gains power on the long finish. Best from 2025 through 2045. 774 cases made. 225 cases imported.”



2016 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito Reviews



99 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Vietti's vines in the Lazzarito cru of Serralunga average 37 years of age, and they're rooted in the clay-limestone soils of the southwest-facing slope. Their fruit builds muscular tannins that, in this 2016, frame flavors of dark cherry and raspberry tinged with notes of menthol and blood orange. This wine is compelling for its raw power and energy, and it exhibits the verticality and freshness of the 2016 vintage that will allow it to improve over the next decade and beyond as those chiseled tannins soften.”



98 Pointz Vinous


“The 2016 Barolo Lazzarito is another stunning wine in this range. The 2016 is the first vintage of the Lazzarito I can remember tasting in which intensely mineral notes accompany the more savory, earthy notes that are so typical of this site. Graphite, sage, dried flowers, crushed rocks, menthol, dried rose petal, mint, licorice, and blood orange race out of the glass in a breathtaking, towering Barolo that hits all the right notes from the start to its chiseled, strikingly detailed finish. The 2016 Lazzarito is one of the most classically austere wines in this range. In a word: Magnificent.”



98 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Drawing its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, the Vietti 2016 Barolo Lazzarito is built like a pyramid. It is grounded by a thick base of robust fruit and power and soars upward in intensity thanks to its beautifully lifted bouquet. It reveals direct and solid lines with blackberry, plum, spice, tar, licorice, candied orange peel, and truffle-infused earth. A second wave of aromas offers dark minerals and ferrous qualities such as iron ore and rust. Baroli from Serralunga d'Alba are often in a category apart thanks to their richness and sheer fruit weight. With extra aeration, Lazzarito delivers mint, balsam herb or Fernet-Branca. Production is 9,293 bottles and 300 magnums.”



95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Juniper, sage, green tea, cherry, and tar flavors mark this savory red, which is rich, backed by a bracing structure, yet remains balanced and long on the finish. Very pure and vibrant, with a fine matrix of tannins. Best from 2024 through 2043. 774 cases made, 225 cases imported.



94 Pointz James Suckling


“Very complex aromas of dried strawberries, fresh mushrooms, and some sour cherries. It's full-bodied, yet tight and extremely tannic, yet ever so fine and polished. Wonderful length. Strength with finesse for a young Barolo. Better after 2022.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


94 Pointz Decanter


“Although this leading producer changed ownership in 2016, the winemaking team remains unaltered. Most of its Barolos come from Castiglione Falletto, but the estate also makes Lazzarito from Serralunga, a wine aged in barriques as well as casks. The nose shows reserved red fruits and is lightly perfumed. Dense and very concentrated, it packs a punch with its hefty but ripe tannins. Assertive and very youthful, this is built to last and has impressive drive on the very long finish.”




2015 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito Reviews



96 Pointz James Suckling


“This is a very youthful Barolo that has attractive, fragrant perfume with freshly picked roasting herbs and a strong, central thread of ripe cherries and red plums. The pure and concentrated palate frames intense plum and cherry flavors in long, unwavering tannins that deliver rich, strong and seamless into the finish. Exceptional quality and built for aging. Try from 2025.”



96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


"Opening to a beautifully floral bouquet, the 2015 Barolo Lazzarito delivers fragrant tones of violets, wild rose, and a touch of orange blossom. As is the norm at Vietti, I tasted this wine and then wrote this review based on impressions gained from two samplesone opened several hours before my tasting, and one opened at the moment of my review. Those floral notes came forth with increased intensity and clarity in the bottle that had been opened longer. The bouquet continues to surprise with touches of black fruit and freshly milled white pepper. However, like many wines from Serralunga d'Alba, this expression from Lazzarito reveals a pretty inner paradox. Those ethereal and balsamic aromas cede to a dense and rich mouthfeel, characterized by structure and power. Those two sides of the wine reach beautiful parity and lasting harmony."



96 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Vietti's five-acre plot in Lazzarito sits just below the top of the hill, facing southwest and rooted in Serralunga's heavy clay-limestone soils. Currado typically ages his Barolos for 30 months in large oak casks, but he uses some barriques for Lazzarito, lending hints of toasted spice and tobacco to the lush blackberry and cherry flavors. With its velvety tannins, the wine already feels layered and complex.”



95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Rich and multifaceted, sporting cherry, raspberry, green tea, iron and tobacco flavors. The sweet fruit is matched to firm, dense tannins and the finish turns austere for now. Everything is in the right proportions, but patience is required. Best from 2023 through 2045. 745 cases made, 225 cases imported.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


94 Pointz Decanter


STEVEN BROOK'S TOP WINES OF 2019

“This powerful expression of an important Serralunga vineyard is aged both in barriques and large casks. It's deep in colour and shows lush, meaty aromas that at present lack finesse. It's very opulent and savory on the palate, assertive without being astringent, and has imposing balance.”


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