2016 Barolo Tasting - Cascina Adelaide - 21st September 2020 12 - 1pm

Monday, 21 September, 2020 -
12:00 to 13:00

2016 Barolo tasting event of the highly desirable Cascina Adelaide at the Wimbledon shop. Limited tickets, very limited stock. Ticket price is refundable on purchses of £300+ on the night. Available in bond or as duty paid.


“This set of samples from the 2016 vintage, having seen a mix of steel and French oak barrels, deliver some of the best results ever from this estate.” Monica Larner – Wine Advocate 23rd July 2020

“At first I didn’t think that 2016 could be better than the excellent 2015 for Barolo, but I have to say the more 2016s I taste the more I like them and the more I think they are better than 2015 in the end.” James Suckling – August 4th 2020

Amabile Droco is acting out his lifelong dream by now owning an old farmhouse and vineyard in the heart of Barolo. He wanted to demonstrate not only the fascinating qualities that the wine can create in the glass, but also the diversity of the terroir within the Barolo DOCG. So he has set out to acquire a vineyard in each of the ten Barolo ‘crus’. He currently owns eight, with the goal of completing his dream when the right sites become available. No herbicides are used on the land and the harvesting and sorting is all done by hand. Attention to detail is exacting. Native yeasts and minimal sulphur are used in the fermentation too, allowing the resulting wine to speak for itself, creating delicious complex formations full of orange skin, plum and tobacco with incredibly vibrant tannins and excellent balancing acidity.

What will we be tasting?:

Cascina Adelaide Barolo 2016

James Suckling Score: 94 Points

8 Jun, 2020 – Perfumed and enticing with dried flowers, meat and sandalwood. Roses, too. Medium to full body and round yet fine tannins. It long and very balanced. Needs two or three years to open. Better after 2022.

Cascina Adelaide Barolo 4 Vigne 2016

James Suckling Score: 94 Points

8 Jun, 2020 – Plenty of dried orange-peel, cherry and ripe-strawberry aromas. Mushrooms, too. Full-bodied, layered and very flavorful. Chewy tannins. Shows depth and intensity. Needs three or four years to soften. Try after 2023.

Cascina Adelaide Barolo Baudana 2016

James Suckling Score: 96 Points

8 Jun, 2020 – Yum. Beautiful core of ripe strawberries, orange peel and cedar with sandalwood, too. Full-bodied, yet tight and polished with chewy tannins and a compact palate. Classic, solid and serious structure to this. Try after 2023.

Cascina Adelaide Barolo Preda 2016

James Suckling Score: 94 Points

8 Jun, 2020 – A opulent, exotic red with ripe berries, plums and hints of toffee and flowers. Full-bodied, round and ripe tannins and a long, savory finish. This young red has so much going for it. Give it some more time to see it all. Better after 2022.

Cascina Adelaide Barolo Fossati 2016

James Suckling Score: 95 Points

8 Jun, 2020 – Lovely purity of fruit with fresh, ripe strawberries and hints of hazelnuts, wet earth and black mushrooms. Full-bodied, very layered and rich with firm tannins that spread across the palate. A more opulent 2016. Try after 2022.

Cascina Adelaide Barolo Pernanno 2016

James Suckling Score: 92 Points

8 Jun, 2020 – I like the lifted nose of ripe fruit, meat and spice with hints of fresh roses. Full body, round tannins and a ripe, juicy finish. Hard not to drink. Better after 2022.

Cascina Adelaide Barolo Cannubi 2016

James Suckling Score: 94 Points

9 Jun, 2020 – This is a very fine-grained red with chewy tannins and medium to full body, offering dried cherries, strawberries, hazelnuts and hints of tobacco. Long and juicy. Give this two or three years. Better after 2022.

Buy your tickets for £25 now as we have limited availability. Ticket price is refundable on purchases of £300+ on the night.

21st September, 12pm - 1pm @ Wimbledon Wine Cellar

Wimbledon Wine Cellar shop

The Wimbledon Wine Cellar
SW19 1QU
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