You can't get enough Barolo, and neither can we. And this 97-pointer, folks, is as approachable and crowd-pleasing as they come ... so big, so rich, so smooth, it's hard to stop at just one glass. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s one of the best values in Italian wine today at under $40 a bottle.


Given its superlative mouthfeel and finish, and given, as well, its critical acclaim — The Decanter World Wine Awards declared it “Best in Show” in 2023 — you might expect to pay double our best price of $39 a bottle. That just makes it, in our mind (and, we hope, in yours too!) a wine to stock up on by the case.


If you know your Barolos, then the producer will need no introduction: the great Damilano, one of the oldest wineries in that richly celebrated region — launched by Giuseppe Borgogno as a small family business in the late 19th century. Today, under the auspices of his grandchildren, Paolo, Mario, and Guido, it is a full-fledged operation, with a reputation known across the globe.


Lecinquevigne refers to the five great vineyards that are spread out across the Piedmont appellation (Brunate, Liste, Cerequio, Cannubi and Raviole), and from which the wine is made. This is enviable territory for the production of Nebbiolo, with complex, calcareous clay that often results in grapes of great concentration and fragrance. I should also note that these are old vines, ranging in age from 30 to 50 years.


On the nose, this is a dynamically aromatic Barolo, bursting forth from the glass with leather and tobacco, but also rose petals and violet. On the palate, the wine opens up into hints of cedar and spice, all carried along by wave after wave of satin smoothness.


In their 97-point rave, Decanter proclaimed that its "easy-rolling roundness is underscored by the wealth of fruit which sings through the palate."


We'd suggest cellaring it for another year — for maximum rewards — but it's ready to go right now, and will be a welcome partner for roasted game meats, braised beef, anything with roasted mushrooms, or any cheese board you can put together.


Versatility, approachability, drinkability ... This is one to buy by the case, and we hope you'll take advantage of special Concierge Family pricing to stock your cellar for the great times ahead!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2023 (Dec. 21st - Mar. 20th, 2024). All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in KS, MI, NY or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023.