2013 Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne

Year: 2013
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 88
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :


"A bright, fresh version, with savory cherry, tobacco, woodsy and tar flavors. Balanced, remaining firm and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2029. 8,333 cases made. –BS " (WS)

"This is Damilano's classic Barolo (we are urged to no longer use the word "base") that is made with fruit sourced from various sites across the appellation. The 2013 Barolo Lecinquevigne is fragrant and intense with a mounting sense of aromatic importance and persistence. The effect is really quite beautiful because this wine literally blossoms in the glass before you. In terms of a Barolo that is not from a single vineyard, this wine is at the head of the class. On the quality versus price ratio, it offers great value. Some 60,000 bottles were made, so you should have no problem locating this wine.

Damilano has delivered a truly smashing collection of new releases. I am excited by all these wines spanning from the more affordable 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo Marghe to the collectors' 2009 Barolo Riserva Cannubi. All of these wines deliver their own specific pleasure points. I highly recommend the 2013 Barolo Lecinquevigne that shows very nicely in this vintage." (WA)

"Damilano's 2013 Barolo Lecinquevigne is soft, supple and quite pretty, all qualities that make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherry, raspberry and floral notes are nicely delineated. There is plenty to like here." (VM)

"A linear and refined red with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Medium body, fresh and clean. Needs a year or two to soften. Try in 2019." (JS)

"Aromas of red berry, violet and baking spice are front and center. Polished and savory, the palate offers cinnamon and crushed herb alongside a backbone of refined tannins. Bright acidity lends nice balance. Drink 2023–2033." (WE)