The 2015 Sot-Monopole is a simply astonishing wine made by Cristiano Veglio along with the famous Bordeaux consulting oenologist Michel Rolland. This is a truly unique and special wine, do to the fact that it is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, which is grown on the Carpegna hillside in the zone of Serralunga in Barolo, an area known for its Nebbiolo. The Sot-Monopole Grand Cru Vineyard was planted to 1,000 vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, which were transplanted from the left bank of Bordeaux in 1994, and after 21 years of waiting, finally saw its first harvest in 2015, with a limited production of only 100 cases. The harvest is extremely meticulous, selecting the fruit from the vine and placing it into handmade fruit jars, before a second sorting and selection takes place in the cellar. Needless to say, this tedious process and long wait has paid off handsomely for Cascina Bruni, as this wine is nothing short of magical. After 18 months in new French oak, this wine displays the hallmarks of a truly great Bordeaux, as it opens to seductive aromatics of blackberries and black cherries woven together with espresso, pain grille, spring flowers, leather as well as hints of spice and anise all taking shape in the glass. This continues to impress on the palate with its remarkable overall balance, concentration and silky, polished texture, which is beautifully underlined with a lovely trace of acidity. It shows wonderful precision and finesse through the finish, which leaves behind a long lasting impression. Overall, this wine is extremely well made and is already showing exceptionally well, nonetheless it also possesses the potential to age gracefully for years to come. The 20+ year-old dream for Cascina Bruni and Cristiano Veglio has finally become a reality, as this not only instantly deserves mention amongst the finest wines in all of Italy, but in the entire world.