Aldo E Riccardo Seghesio Barolo 2004
#14 ofWine Spectator's Top 100 of 2008"What a beautiful nose, with flowers, licorice, ripe fruit and fresh leather. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful ripeness of fruit, yet this is balanced and structured. Very polished. The best wine I have ever had from this producer. Best after 2012...95." WS 4/08
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The 2005 vintage was not kind to brothers Aldo and Riccardo Seghesio, as they lost half of their Barolo production. The 2005 Barolo La Villa is a pretty, soft-textured wine. Medium in body, the wine reveals a fresh, fruit-driven personality with good complexity and no hard edges. The wine's accessible style and balance makes up for any complexity that is missing in this vintage, while the oak is integrated quite nicely. This looks to be a relatively early maturing wine, but it should drink well for at least a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015.
Saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Rich, dense and extremely young; a superconcentrated, very modern-style wine that tastes almost like a barrel sample. Deep but youthfully musclebound, this will require at least six or seven years of additional bottle aging to develop its personality.
Aromas of crushed dark fruits, dried mushroom and dried rose follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. There's wonderful length and focus. Best after 2012.
I was completely floored by Seghesio's 2006 Barolo La Villa, easily the best vintage of this wine I have ever tasted. Dark plums, cherries, violets, minerals and spices emerge from this deceptively mid-weight Barolo. The wine gains muscle in the glass; yet retains elements of etherealness that are quite attractive. This looks to be a rare 2006 that is accessible relatively early. The wine's balance, poise and sense of harmony are terrific. This is a great effort from Seghesio. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026
Bright, deep red. Liqueur-like raspberry, cherry and violet on the inviting nose. Sweet, pliant and lush, but with its impression of fleshiness leavened by lovely lift and floral perfume. Strong wine with excellent energy. One to buy - and to cellar.
What a beautiful nose, with flowers, licorice, ripe fruit and fresh leather. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful ripeness of fruit, yet this is balanced and structured. Very smooth. The best wine I have ever had from this producer. Best after 2012.
The faint at heart need not apply. This is serious Nebbiolo that requires a significant amount of breathing in order for it to open up. When that happens, a magical transformation occurs much like when a bud blossoms into a flower, revealing its inner beauty. A kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors dance to and fro in the glass. Metaphorical nuances of vanilla, cocoa, anise, wild cherries, blackberries, brown spices and yes, roses come to mind. This is truly a great wine to have and well worth the patience.
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