Elvio Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova 2018
|Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Floral aromas of rose and iris mingle with red berry and tilled earth on this perfumed red. Elegantly structured, the vibrant palate offers juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry and star anise before a savory, almost salty finish. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity keep it balanced. Drink through 2030.
The 2018 Barolo Cascina Nuova is fine-tuned with plenty of wild berry, cassis, grilled herb and crushed stone. The aromas are quite classic for Nebbiolo, but what stands out here is the directness and freshness with which they are delivered. The tannins are tucked carefully inside the smooth, silky character of this elegant wine.
Starts out savory, offering juniper, eucalyptus and mint notes swirling around a core of cherry and plum fruit. Sleek, vibrant and firm, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and herbs. Best from 2025 through 2040. 1,670 cases made, 500 cases imported.
The 2018 Barolo Cascina Nuova is elegant, aromatically expressive and also ready to drink. Sweet red cherry, cedar, mint, tobacco and worn-in leather add layers of nuance. There's a fair bit of Ravera tannin that gives the wine shape, but all the elements are nicely balanced. Even so, I would not push my luck on aging with this vintage.