With the price of great traditional Barolo (is there any other kind of Barolo?) pushing way past $100 a bottle the last 5 years or so, closer to $200 in Serralunga, finding values like this one is truly exciting. I've been buying Porro's under the radar Barolos consistently the last few vintages and they more than hold their own against the handful of rock star producers here.
This is traditional Barolo meaning long fermentations on the skins, 20+ days here is the norm, in glass lined cement tanks and three years aging in giant Slavonian oak botti. Guido is the fifth generation of Porro's to farm the steep Lazzarito cru (Lazzairasco is a parcel of Lazzarito) in the shadow of the Serralunga castle, squarely in the center of the famed strip of vineyards known as "the golden mile" of Serralunga which starts with Baudana and Cerretta to the north and finishes with Falletto and Cascina Francia in the south. In other words, source of the most expensive Barolos on the market. These aren’t the flowery, softly tannic wines of La Morra and parts west but rather the perfumed, intensely deep and structured Barolos that really speak to the greatness of the Langhe.