2017 Mauro Sebaste, Barolo, Trèsüri (RT93) This classic wine reflects the house style of Mauro Sebaste – one I like to refer to as “enlightened winemaking” embracing a combination of winemaking styles. Here the grapes are aged for 36 months in a combination of 1600 liter French oak combined with some smaller 400-liter tonneaux. The result is a gorgeous fruit-driven style that focuses on the Nebbiolo grape. The ripeness of this vintage shows with deep, rich, luxurious black cherry, cranberry, lavender, and menthol accented by a pinch of minerality. The mouthfeel is succulent, round, and delicious with supple acidity and sweet ripe tannins. This currently benefits from time in the glass where its exposure to oxygen brings out much more than a pop n’ pour approach. Drink 2024-2037+

2017 Mauro Sebaste, Barolo, Ceretta (RT94+) Crafted with fruit sourced from the legendary Serralunga Cerretta Cru, this beauty reveals the power and fortitude of this mineral driven site. Sporting an attractive, lifted bouquet marked by bright red cherry, raspberry, hints of red currant, anise, Asian spice, and that tell-tale streak of crushed rock Cerretta is renowned for. The potent, alluring aromatics bring you back again and again. The palate shows a linear, focused, structured profile of brilliantly ripe fruit, delicious acidity and sumptuous ripe tannin. This will age magnificently. Drink 2027-2042+

2015 Mauro Sebaste, Barolo Riserva, Ghè (RT96+) This power punching Riserva is built on a masculine physique, one that reveals its beefiness with time in the glass. Crafted from grapes grown in a small Serralunga Cru that is essentially a monopol. A stark contrast to the Cerretta is immediately drawn as this wine reveals a deep soul built on dark fruits of black cherry, plum, black berry, anise, lilacs, minerals, and hints of goudron, leather and bark. Elegant and rich with delicious, seductively smooth fruit, bright acidity that keeps it fresh and inviting, and impressively clean, perfectly ripe tannins. This is a real beauty, one for the cellar! I can’t wait to taste the 2016 of this magnificent wine. Drink 2027-2045+