75cl * Sustainable * 14.0% ABV * Barolo, Piedmonte, Italy
A true icon of Barolo, the enigmatic Chiara Boschis came to inherit the incredible Pira estate through a twist of fate. A family friend of the Boschis family, Luigi Pira was the last member of his family at the helm of his ancestorial label until his tragic death in 1980. In the absence of any Pira blood to take over, Chiara Boschis was the perfect candidate to both continue the Pira legacy and forge a new legend for herself and Barolo.
The first fully autonomous female winemaker in Barolo, Boschis took a similar path as the rest of the famous “Barolo Boys”, implementing a more concentrated, more approachable style of wine throughout the 1980s which proved to be exceedingly popular. As much as any producer in this group, Chiara should be credited with the formidable reputation of modern-day Barolo around the world.
Legendary, the Barolo Cannubi wines are internationally sought for their aromatic density and intensity. The 2005 Cannubi of Chiara Boschis, measures up to the reputation of the appellation and great vintage. Complex and strong, this wine takes us through a sensory journey. This intense red coloured with brick-red highlights 2005 Cannubi releases intense tertiary aromas and Morello cherry, prune, tobacco or even leather notes. On the palate, it offers good volume, velvety tannins and a finish that leaves vanilla and violet hints on the taste buds.
Drinking Window: Now - 2032
"The 2005 Barolo Cannubi is dark, round and sensual, with lovely palate presence and textural intensity. Still fresh and vibrant, the 2005 has aged beautifully. Today, the tannins remain imposing, so readers will have to give the 2005 another few years in bottle. The new French oak remains evident, but all things considered, the 2005 is in a good shape." Antonio Galloni (July 2016)
"Blueberry and fresh raspberry aromas follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a fruity, crisp finish. This is pure and beautiful." 94/100 Points, James Suckling