2013 Barolo Riserva "Monfortino" DOCG, Giacomo Conterno
The 2013 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a huge, towering wine marked by serious fruit intensity and a backbone of firm, classically austere tannins. Certainly next to the 2014 and 2015, the sheer tannic clout of the 2013 is impossible to miss. Sage mint, tobacco and dried flower notes add striking shades of aromatic nuance, but the 2013 is ultimately distinguished by its huge, potent personality. It is sure to thrill those who own it for many decades to come. In 2013, Roberto Conterno did not bottle his Barolo Francia. Instead, he chose to use all of the fruit for the flagship Barolo Monfortino, which up until the present, he had only done once before, in 2002.
Warm aromas of plums, rose petal and spices with hints of sandalwood. Some tar. Full body, dense center palate with glorious fruit and fantastic finish. Very, very polished and fine tannins. Vertical and deep. A great Monfortino.
Subtle aromas of cherry, wild herb and tobacco introduce this sleek, complex red. Cherry, strawberry, loam, iron and tobacco flavors build in intensity to an extended finish, but the texture and harmony are what define this superb Barolo. Silky, with a fine weave to the dense tannins. All the components come together on the lingering aftertaste.
|Bottle size||0,75 l|
|Bottle cap||Natural cork|
|Alcohol content||14,5% vol|