Barolo Mosconi Conterno Fantino 93js 2008
"The 2008 Barolo Mosconi bursts from the glass with rich dark red fruit, smoke, licorice and tar. The Mosconi, from a south-facing site, is one of the juicier wines of the vintage. It boasts tons of inner sweetness and a layered expression of fruit. As always, the Mosconi is the most overt of the Conterno-Fantino Baroli. The southern exposure of the vineyard gives the fruit roundness and the voluptuousness of the tannin is quite attractive. This is a flat-out delicious Barolo from Conterno-Fantino...94+" WA 04/12 "Dark red-ruby. Blueberry and violet on the nose. Much more imploded than the Vigna del Gris, with strong minerality to the black fruit and violet flavors. Quite uncompromisingly dry and tannic and in need of long aging. This is all spine today but possesses the sheer energy to evolve in bottle for 20 years or more...93+" IWC 11/11 "Love the nose of dried berries and walnuts with hints of coca powder. Full-bodied, with round tannins and a silky texture. It’s succulent and savory. Like it slightly better than 2007...93" JamesSuckling.com "Blood and iron aromas morph into cherry and raspberry flavors as this delineated red unfolds on the palate. The mineral element persists, along with a tobacco note and a hint of eucalyptus. Offers terrific balance and intensity combined with fine length....95" WS 11/12
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