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Cascina Adelaide Barolo 4 Vigne 2016  - Invino

Cascina Adelaide Barolo 4 Vigne 2016

Nebbiolo  |  Italy

JS94, WA93, WS90

Boom! This truly is one of the finest scores of the year – we had to check our math 4 times, but it’s right on, wow!! Cascina Adelaide is one of our all-time faves, a relatively new producer with some serious vineyard holdings in the top crus -- Baudana, Fossati, Bussia and Cannubi. “4 Vigne” is a blend from four different vineyard sites in La Morra and Serralunga d'Alba and always delivers the goods. In a vintage like 2016 (one of the greatest ever, you’ve probably heard this from us before!), priced like this, it’s simply extraordinary!

Check out the press below, but for us, as always, it’s sensationally pure and aromatic, with break-my-heart aromas and flavors of cinnamon, sweet plums, dried cherry, orange tea and’s so...PRETTY! Soaring with flavor and simultaneously relatively light on the palate, with serious structure, too. THIS is the stuff we LIVE for!! Did we mention 94 points and over 50% OFF? While it lasts!

About the Producer

After a highly successful engineering career, Amabile Droco achieved his lifetime's ambition when he purchased an old farmhouse and the accompanying vineyards in the heart of the village of Barolo in 1999. The employment of a top new winemaking team and the construction of an incredible new subterranean winery had a predictably positive effect on the quality of the wines produced. What really sets Cascina Adelaide apart however, is their vineyard holdings and their commitment to demonstrating the diversity of the terroirs within the Barolo DOCG. Journalists have been quick to recognize the fantastic quality of the wines with a number of the wines awarded 95 points from Wine Spectator as well as consistently coming out on top in Decanter tastings. The Fossati Cru is located in the La Morra area, where the soil is rich of red and grey clay. This place is well-known as a great cru for great Barolo wines that can be aged for decades.

94 James Suckling -
Plenty of dried orange-peel, cherry and ripe-strawberry aromas. Mushrooms, too. Full-bodied, layered and very flavorful. Chewy tannins. Shows depth and intensity. Needs three or four years to soften. Try after 2023.
93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Made with a blend of fruit from four different vineyard sites in La Morra and Serralunga d'Alba, the Cascina Adelaide 2016 Barolo 4 Vigne has a pretty cherry character that rises far above aromas of spice, tar and Indian cardamom pod. There is a point of bitterness on the tannins, sharper than we saw in the classic Barolo. Seeing both steel and 50-hectoliter French oak barrels, you taste the skins and tightness of the Nebbiolo grapes in this 15,000-bottle release. Once again, I'm a bit concerned that this astringency may never fully integrate, but only time will tell.
90 Wine Spectator -
Cherry, raspberry, plum and white pepper flavors are the main themes in this juicy red, with accents of eucalyptus and tar. Its tannins are assertive and leave a grip on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2042. 900 cases made, 50 cases imported.

  • BlendNebbiolo
  • CountryItaly
  • RegionPiedmont
  • AppellationBarolo
  • Aging/Cooperage24 months in oak
  • Alcohol14.5%
  • Production50 cases imported cases