Wine Advocate 95
"Damliano is alone when it comes to the collection of prime vineyard sites in its farming portfolio. The Damilano 2016 Barolo Cerequio comes from one of the most precious sites in the appellation. This wine offers a linear and sharply focused quality that is one of the main characteristics of Cerequio. I am pleased to find this same quality in most of the other producers who farmed here in 2016. The wine strives for the high tones with pretty cherry and cassis folded into earth and crushed limestone. Cerequio is a protagonist in this magical threesome (Cannubi, Brunate and Cerequio). Only here, the soil is 20% sand, 50% silt and 30% clay. A mere 2,700 bottles hit the market in April 2020."
James Suckling 95
"A tannic wine, yet the tannins are round and ripe with softness and ripeness. Medium to full body. Firm and racy with beautiful length. The real deal. Needs time to soften. Better after 2023."
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The Damilano family business dates back to 1890 when Giuseppe Borgogno began to vinify his own estate wines. It is with great passion that Giacomo Damilano, the founder's son-in-law, developed with his children a love for the vineyards, selecting and caring for them with great care in order to improve the quality of the wines. Over time, the winery's production was transformed into a jewel that was passed down with pride in 1997 to Giacomo's grandchildren, who continue to manage the winery today. Paolo, Mario and Guido Damilano, the fourth generation, have brought new vigor to the family business while upholding Damilano's historic production philosophy: high quality wines can only come from high quality grapes. With the assistance of agronomist Giampiero Romana and enologist Beppe Caviola, Damilano continues to hone and improve each vintage. Ambassadors of Barolo, the Damilano line culminates in several single vineyard crus that explore the vast and nuanced expression of Nebbiolo in this region.