is the Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo Worth Buying?

My friends are moving back to Romania so we decided to have a going away party for them.  They love wine but didn’t know what to order since the restaurant was out of their favorite bottle, so they handed me the menu and asked me to select.   Oddly enough my favorite bottle was also sold out but they had the Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo on the menu.

I remembered this wine by name for some reason but couldn’t place if I liked it or not.  Luckily there is almost never a bad barolo so it’s a pretty safe bet that it’ll be delicious.  However, when you’re spending upwards of $40 per bottle ($80 at a restaurant) surprises aren’t good, especially because there aren’t many places that sell Barolos by the glass…this restaurant included.  So what did we think?  Read below.

Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo

For the price, the 2011 Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo absolutely delivers.  Not only was it a perfect match for our family style meal of lasagna, chicken parmesan, an italian salad and another large heavy pasta dish, but it matched the desserts of ice cream perfectly.  This particular wine had a gorgeous dark purple color and lots of amazing fruity flavors.

You have a lot of dark fruits and even some hints of either chocolate or espresso in it.  Everyone at our table that drank it fell in love and I think at some point we went for round two and three, not to mention the cocktails everyone else was drinking.  For the price point, this is a very safe wine to choose and go with.

You can pair it with appetizers, main courses and desserts making it a perfect wine for a dinner table.  Go with medium weight foods or heavy foods with light sauces.  You want to avoid spicy foods and overly spiced sauces, especially with salt, because it will kill off a lot of the flavors from the wine.  From the bread and olive oils to your desserts like tiramisu or even baked alaska, you’re going to fall in love with the 2011 Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo.  If you’ve tried this wine and want to share what you thought, leave a comment below.

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