Wine Advocate 92
"The entry-level 2011 Barolo Lecinquevigne is produced with fruit that is sourced from various points throughout the appellation. I highly enjoyed tasting this wine and I enthusiastically recommend it as a result, especially thanks to its affordable price tag. Some 60,000 bottles were produced. Barolo Lecinquevigne opens to bright cherry and blackberry aromas that are followed by delicate tones of spice, tar and licorice. The finish is long and smooth.
I thought that many of Damilano's top wines performed better in the challenging 2011 vintage than they did in the classic 2010 vintage. I found this to be especially true for both the Barolo Cannubi and the Brunate. Those sites seemed thinner and less expansive in 2010. But in 2011, the wines express themselves with extra intensity, beauty and richness. I am impressed with the work executed by Damilano in this vintage."~M.L.
Wine Enthusiast 92
"Aromas of ripe plum, dark berry, violet, baking spice, leather and tilled earth all come together in the glass. The juicy, structured palate doles out crushed black cherry, anise, ground pepper, tobacco and a hint of chopped herb. It boasts a great depth of flavors and fruit purity, while firm, velvety tannins give it an almost creamy mouthfeel. Drink 2018–2027."~K.O.
James Suckling 91
"A Barolo with a lovely core of ripe fruit, velvety tannins and a rich, fruity, spicy finish. Savory and delicious. Yet shows grip with tannin structure at the finish."~J.S.
Vinous Media 90
"Damilano's 2011 Barolo Lecinquevigne is a very pretty, entry-level Barolo. Succulent red cherries, sweet spices, tobacco, mint and leather are all pushed forward. Drink this open-knit, forward Barolo over the next handful of years."~A.G.
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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.