Last October 2020 had the chance to taste a range of 2017 Baroli and I was pleasantly surprised.  It is clear that the vintage is not generally on the same level of 2016 but it is also clear that the wines do not succumb to the characteristics some hot vintages with drying tannins, alcohol imbalance and cooked fruit.

In tasting, the 2017s are mid-weight Barolos with the classic structure of Nebbiolo. They are often intensely aromatic. Acids and tannins are prominent in many wines. The fruit profiles are ripe, often distinctly red-toned, but not cooked or over-ripe. Perhaps most importantly, the 2017 Barolos are very true to site, which is always a concern with vintages marked by warm weather. The best 2017s are exceptionally polished, vivid and flat-out delicious. If tasted blind, my guess is that few people would identify the wines as coming from a hot and very dry year.

Structurally, the 2017 Barolos are lighter than the 2016s. Excessive heat resulted in uneven ripening and wines with less depth and structure than seen the year prior. The perception of acidity and tannin in the 2017s is often high, precisely because the 2017s don’t have the mid-palate richness and fruit depth of the 2016s. With few exceptions, the 2017 Barolos are not rich or opulent wines, like the 2003s, 2007s or 2011s. Rather, they are mid-weight, nervy Barolos that are reminiscent of the 2015s in feel, with edgy tannins that recall the 2005s, and, in most cases, a great deal of site expression, as readers would expect to see in a more ‘classic’ vintage. The finest 2017s are distinguished by suave, polished tannins that are inside a core of fruit rather than on the outside.

Antonio Galloni  - Vinous

 

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2017 Massolino, Barolo, Vignarionda Riserva 1x150cl

JR17++/20VM98
£260 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £318.41 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Azelia, Barolo 12x75cl

VM91
£276 / Case£23 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £369.65 / Case, £30.80 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Azienda Agricola E. Pira e Figli (Chiara Boschis), Barolo, Via Nuova 6x75cl

RP93VM94
£360 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £451.22 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Azienda Agricola E. Pira e Figli (Chiara Boschis), Barolo, Mosconi 6x75cl

RP94VM95
£390 / Case£65 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £487.22 / Case, £81.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Francia 6x75cl

RP97
£990 / Case£165 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,211.04 / Case, £201.84 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Vietti, Barolo, Lazzarito 6x75cl

RP94VM95
£720 / Case£120 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £883.22 / Case, £147.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Vietti, Barolo, Ravera 6x75cl

RP95VM96
£780 / Case£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £955.22 / Case, £159.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Vietti, Barolo, Brunate 6x75cl

JR15.5RP95VM94
£720 / Case£120 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £883.22 / Case, £147.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Vietti, Barolo, Castiglione 6x75cl

RP93VM92
£240 / Case£40 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £307.22 / Case, £51.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Benevelli Piero, Barolo, Ravera 6x75cl

£210 / Case£35 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £271.22 / Case, £45.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Arione 6x75cl

£900 / Case£150 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,099.22 / Case, £183.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Luigi Pira, Barolo, Cannubi 6x75cl

£510 / Case£85 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £631.22 / Case, £105.20 / BottleAvailability: Future Arrival ⋅ ETA to UK address: 4-8 weeks

2017 Cappellano, Barolo, Pie Rupestris 3x150cl

£1,650 / Case£550 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,999.22 / Case, £666.41 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 G.B. Burlotto, Barolo, Monvigliero 1x75cl

VM96
£325 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £393.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo 1x75cl

£29 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £38.64 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Massolino, Barolo, Vignarionda Riserva 6x75cl

JR17++/20VM98
£810 / Case£135 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £991.22 / Case, £165.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Giuseppe Rinaldi, Barolo, Tre Tine 1x150cl

RP94VM95
£640 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £774.41 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Oddero, Barolo, Bussia Vigna Mondoca Riserva 6x75cl

VM96
£540 / Case£90 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £667.22 / Case, £111.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 G.B. Burlotto, Barolo, Acclivi 6x75cl

£1,050 / Case£175 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,279.22 / Case, £213.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Cappellano, Barolo, Pie Rupestris 1x75cl

£210 / BottleDuty Status: Duty Paid ⋅ Price incl. of VAT: £252.00 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Giuseppe Rinaldi, Barolo, Brunate 1x300cl

VM95
£1,390 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,680.82 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 Cappellano, Barolo, Pie Franco 1x75cl

£778 / BottleDuty Status: Duty Paid ⋅ Price incl. of VAT: £933.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 G.B. Burlotto, Barolo, Monvigliero 6x75cl

VM96
£1,950 / Case£325 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,359.22 / Case, £393.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days

2017 G.B. Burlotto, Barolo, Acclivi 1x75cl

£175 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £213.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 1-2 days