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Barolo Riserva 2010, Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino, Cascina Dardi-Bussia


We currently have 6 in stock.

Alessandro and Gian Natale have been working together since 1998 to build their family winery. All of their grapes come from their own 8 hectare vineyard in the Dardi cru of the Bussia vineyard area. This is a wonderful vineyard with south and southeastern aspects, giving the grapes plenty of sunshine and time to ripen. 

Their Baroli are not hard and unapproachable, rather they have power with elegance, mid-weight structure and delicious drinkability. 

This is a pale looking wine, with violet floral notes, truffle accents, savoury cherry and cranberry fruit and a firm tannic structure that will let it age for many, many years. 

Antonio Galloni gives this 95/100:

A big, dark wine, 2010 Barolo Riserva Cascina Dardi is dense, powerful and structured, with massive tannins that need time to settle down. Black cherry, menthol, licorice, tobacco, cloves and a host of dark, balsamic-inflected notes build into a crescendo of aromas and flavors on the huge finish. Like all the Fantino wines, the 2010 Barolo Riserva starts off a bit rustic and then finds greater finesse with time in the glass. Readers should plan on being patient with the 2010. (Drink between 2024-2040)

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Delivery Charges

Delivery costs £12.50 on orders under £60, and £9.95 on orders between £60-£100.

Orders over £100 are delivered FREE of charge!

How We Deliver

We aim to deliver all orders within 2-3 business days, for items in stock. If you are in London and order before 11am you will normally get next day delivery. Outside of London, order before 11am to get 2 day delivery.

Within London we use specialist wine delivery vans. The drivers have all been trained specially in the safe delivery of wine.

Outside of London we use couriers. In order to ensure safe delivery of your wine all of the deliveries are packed in inflatable wine pouches, ensuring their safety.

If you have any problems with your delivery - such as a broken bottle - please take a picture and send it to us the same day so we can deal with this. This is a rare occurrence, but if it were to happen we would replace the bottle as soon as possible.

If you want us to leave your wine somewhere safe please leave a note in the shipping instructions section of your order.

Where We Deliver To

We deliver to all areas of England and Wales.

We deliver to Scotland at our normal rate, except for the Highlands where we may contact you regarding an extra delivery fee before processing the order - this is likely to be around £35.

We can deliver to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or to Northern or Southern Ireland or Scottish Islands, however this will be charged at a higher rate. Please contact us at hookandford@gmail.com to find out more.

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