17.6 million bottles delivered
672k happy mofos worldwide
51% average saving off RRP
Epic wine deals
Free shipping on orders over $200
Free returns
You’d pay $635 full price
Free shipping on orders over $200
Don’t like me? No problem - free returns
Why do we love this case?

It’s not a battle between two adversaries, but rather a playful tussle between brothers. Barolo and Barbaresco are like fraternal twins, sharing so much in common yet expressive in quite different ways. Generally speaking, Barolo is more tightly wound in its youth with the fruit standing back behind spice and tannin. It needs time to open up and fully express itself. Barbaresco on the other hand shows its brightness earlier, behaving gently in its earlier days. With both, you’ll find all the complexity and nuance associated with world class nebbiolo, so you really can’t go wrong. But everyone has a preference, don’t they? What’s yours?

Each case contains ONE bottle of the following:

Red
Nebbiolo
Piemonte

Massimo Rattalino Trentaquattro34 Barolo DOCG 2013
Pepper
Plum
Truffle
Medium-bodied
Grippy
Intense
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Platinum medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

There’s Barolo, and then there’s Barolo. You can find bottles from the right village or subregion, with all the acid and tannin you could want, that cost an arm and a leg - and yet somehow they don’t have that x-factor that makes drinking good Barolo something of an epiphany moment. With the absolute plethora of producers in the region, it can be really hard to know what’s good and what’s great. So how do you know what’s worth buying? I could prattle on about the merits of this wine for ages, but really Decanter said it best. In a few words, they called it “Barolo at its best! A masterpiece.” Their words sit alongside a massive 97 point score. That’s how you know. Don’t let this slip between your fingers, mofos.

You'd pay $140.00 full price

Red
Nebbiolo
Barolo DOCG

Sobrero Ciabot Tanasio Barolo DOCG 2016
Earthy
Licorice
Strawberry
Medium-bodied
Chewy
Ethereal
Gardini Notes
Italian Import

Here’s a new one for us, a wine boasting a gaudy score of 99 points from Luca Gardini. The fruit is sourced from vineyards in Valentin, Piantà and Ornato, some with vines up to 50 years old. It then sees two years in a selection of large format botti before bottling. This is on the richer, more generous side of Barolo with a luminous ruby colour and complex nose of leather, exotic spices, autumn leaves, licorice and cocoa powder. The palate is lively with bright notes of cherry and tea leaves accompanied by vibrant acid and chalky tannins. It’s drinking quite well now, but as with any quality Barolo, this’ll age beautifully for another decade.

You'd pay $120.00 full price

Red
Nebbiolo
Barolo DOCG

Ettore Germano Barolo DOCG del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba 2017
Cherry
Rose Petal
Strawberry
Medium-bodied
Textured
Ethereal
Wine Enthusiast
Mofo Fave

The 2017 vintage was not without its challenges for Barolo. But the top producers were able to craft incredible wines and this comes across so clearly in Ettore Germano’s Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba. In the glass, the colour is a bright ruby garnet. The nose opens up quickly with strawberry, cherry, pomegranate and rose petals. After the few years it already has had in bottle, hints of leather and tobacco have integrated with the dark fruits evident on the palate. The tannins are fine, readily present and elegant. Ettore Germano is one of the most exciting Italian producers we’ve imported to date. If you are into Barolo, this is certainly a must have.

You'd pay $100.00 full price

Red
Nebbiolo
Piemonte

Vite Colte Spezie Barbaresco DOCG Riserva 2012
Hazelnut
Strawberry
Tarry
Medium-bodied
Fine
Elegant
James Suckling
Museum release
Italian Import

Barbaresco takes its time. If you drink one too young, the tannin just overpowers. But wait almost a decade and the wine really starts to sing. This beauty from Vite Colte has nine years of age, putting it right in that sweet spot. The fruit, expressing strawberry and black cherry, is still bright and lifted. And the pepper, cloves, leather and tea leaf behind it are perfectly in balance. This one’s ready to go, so no need to age it in the cellar (although you certainly could).

You'd pay $95.00 full price

Red
Nebbiolo
Barolo DOCG

Vite Colte Essenze Barolo DOCG 2016
Tobacco
Vanilla
Violets
Full-bodied
Textured
Ethereal
James Suckling
5 Grapes Bibenda

Vite Colte’s Essenze Barolo earned a lofty 95 points from James Suckling. Not too shabby! It’s made in a generous style with a nose of violets, vanilla and tobacco. The palate is quite structured, but certainly not shy with cherry, raspberry and even a hint of aged balsamic.

You'd pay $90.00 full price

Red
Nebbiolo
Piemonte

Massimo Rattalino Quarantadue42 Barbaresco DOCG 2015
Cherry
Perfumed
Raspberry
Light-bodied
Firm
Ethereal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
Platinum medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Barbaresco is widely regarded as more approachable than its brash, ballsy sibling, Barolo. There’s still acid and tannin to spare here, but it’s softly aromatic and harmoniously put together. The complexity and depth of flavour is second to none, with heady aromas of roses and violets, alongside sweet, exotic spices and sprinkling of dusty cocoa. It’s that bit more versatile than Barolo, I find, and equally suited to a big, rich stew as it is to more delicate game and truffle dishes. It’ll age miraculously well, though there’s no need for Barolo’s 20-odd years before opening. This one is absolutely delightful now after a spin in the decanter, but will sit happily in the cellar for well over a decade.

You'd pay $90.00 full price