2017 Comm G.B. Burlotto Barolo
The Comm. G.B. Burlotto 2017 Barolo (showing some of the gold medals and awards won for past vintages in the artwork depicted on the front label) offers a traditional and time-honored approach to Nebbiolo. It draws its fruit from various sites in Verduno. This is a soft and pliant expression that produces a long and fine succession of wild cherry, blue flower, crushed stone and anise-like aromas. You might also notice some rusty iron or candied apricot. This is a solid Barolo (with 10,000 bottles released) that vaunts a classic and traditional personality despite the hot vintage. Drink 2024 - 2038.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Jun 2021)
The 2017 Barolo is gorgeous. Beautifully perfumed and lifted, the 2017 is pure class. Sweet red berry fruit, crushed flowers, mint, spice and orange peel are all nicely lifted in this silky, mid-weight Barolo. Drink it over the next decade. The is a blend from Breri, Rocche dell' Olmo and Neirane, with a bit less Breri than normal, because the lower portions of the vineyard were affected by frost. Drink 2022 - 2032.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
Aromas of camphor, underbrush and scorched earth mingle with a floral note of violet on this focused, full-bodied red. Taut and elegantly structured, the bright, savory palate offers Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and menthol set against assertive, refined tannins. Drink 2024–2029.
Kerin O'Keefe - Wine Enthusiast