2012 elvio cogno, barolo, la vigna elena riserva
Why We're Buying
Elvio Cogno Barolo La Vigna Elena Riserva exudes class and elegance. It shows remarkable finesse with perfume-like aromas, firm tannins, and refreshing acidity. This investment-worthy nebbiolo from the Cogno family also appreciated 14.8% in 2020.
A powerful, muscular style, exhibiting concentrated cherry, plum and berry flavors, accented by herbs and tobacco, all framed by vivid acidity and beefy tannins. A bit brooding now, this should develop nicely over the next decade. Best from 2021 through 2045.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Barolo Riserva Ravera Vigna Elena is a dark and savory wine that has already passed into the magical realm of its tertiary evolution. The bouquet is extremely fine and equally complex with dried berry, toasted spice, tar, forest floor and freshly shaved truffle. That truffle note gives the wine a lot of territorial identity and immense charm. The tannins have integrated and show a very fine and polished nature.
Truffle, new leather, wild berry, cooking spice and balsamic aromas lead the way on this full-bodied enticing red. On the smooth delicious palate, velvety tannins frame dried black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and grilled herb. Best 2020–2028.