Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barolo Monvigliero 2009

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This has a hugely aromatic nose that explodes with savory, tapenade, thyme, light geranium notes, followed by a spicy truffle precursor and rich, d... Read more

Very herbal on the nose with tapenade aromas that are more thyme-driven than olive at the moment, all accented by a dusting of cinnamon and really ... Read more

The nose here is very complex with rich notes of olive tapenade, thyme, dried meat, ginseng, dried herbs, rosehips, rose petals and a touch of leat... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barolo Monvigliero

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,474
4.50 5
06/26/2013

This has a hugely aromatic nose that explodes with savory, tapenade, thyme, light geranium notes, followed by a spicy truffle precursor and rich, dark fruit. This is fairly ripe, packed with soft abundant tannins and integrated acidity, this will be ready quite early. The fruit here freshens up on the backend showing a little ripe strawberry, strawberry seeds, building with great intensity and clarity on the backend and showing great brilliance on the finish. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,474
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2012

Very herbal on the nose with tapenade aromas that are more thyme-driven than olive at the moment, all accented by a dusting of cinnamon and really lovely strawberry fruit. This could be called lush if it wasn’t so nervy, with juicy acidity and super fine tannins supporting wonderfully crisp strawberry fruit. Topped with a hint of truffle, some spice notes and a touch of tropical fruit. It’s wonderfully transparent in the mouth, firming up with a bit of air and offering great lift on the back end and the long, pure finish. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,474
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/25/2011

The nose here is very complex with rich notes of olive tapenade, thyme, dried meat, ginseng, dried herbs, rosehips, rose petals and a touch of leather. On entry this is light and bright with huge inner-mouth perfumes. It’s very finely balanced with an elegant, suave feeling. The fruit has an edge of liquory richness and hints of medicinal herbs adding complexity but the rush of wild berry fruit on the mid-palate extends right through the long finish with big acids helping to extend the fruity finish. Really gorgeous wine. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,474
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/29/2009

Leathery and slightly bretty on the nose with a deep gamy element that contrasts against the sweet dark fruits of the nose Notes of olive brine, mortadella and carnations emerge from the glass with air. Soft and suave in the mouth with a rich core of spiced fruit supported by great acids that keep this taut and tense. Great camphor tinged cherry fruit in the mouth conceals a bed of ripe tannins. A very well balanced 2005. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,474
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/08/2009

Olives and spicy green middle eastern tones immediately greated the nose with this wine and were joined by notes of hung game, moist tobacco and sweet, candied root, angelica root tones after several hours of air. This was initially quite bitter and beef bloody with lots of candied raspberry fruit tones that gradually added some vegetal, cucumber like notes and a very big flourish of fresh green herbs that set up the palate for this green/red fruit tension that was very intriguing and lead to a crisp clean finish with some subtle pignoli nut bitterness. After several hours air the big herbal element remained as did a very quinine like medicinal tone that framed the red fruits. The mouthfeel remained both zesty and polished and I appreciated the great complexity and sneaky finish but this is a very distinctive Barolo, something I applaud. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,474
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/27/2008

This benchmark wine undergoes a traditional vinification and by that I mean not only that it is macerated for a full 60 days, virtually unheard off nowadays, and fermented in those open top tini, with cappello sommerso but all the work is done manually, or pedaly as the case may be! Tread by foot, an anachronism in Piemonte for sure but there is a reason behind this seeming madness. By using only soft feet to crush the grapes, and thus keeping the seeds intact, one avoids extracting their hard, astringent tannins that can dominate a wine that has enjoyed such a prolonged maceration. This throwback technique allows Fabio to extract the maximum from his musts without throwing the wine off balance! After the fermentation is completed the wine rests for 30 months in neutral oak botti then it’s allowed to rest for an additional 2 years after bottling. Huge intensity on the nose here with an initial blast that is almost bacony. Richly perfumed with notes of leather, rose stems, a bit of dried pork, very perfumed and almost Christmas holiday spice like in nature with a touch of ginseng. Big plummy fruit emerges with time, as does the trademark black olive note, very complex if atypical. Approachable and elegant with good acidity and very refined tannins that never get in the way of enjoying the depth of the wine. Opens with fine notes of tea and tartuffi, then dark fruits balanced by aggressive minerality, not overly fruit driven but there is plenty of dark plum fruit and a slight candy apple top note. Tannins are so soft and ripe that this almost feels like animal fat in the mouth! The finish is long and savory with a slightly peppery fruit just peaking out on the finale. This may very well close down in the bottle but is a brilliant effort! 94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,474
5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 12/18/2008

Crazy! What a fine nose with confiture fruits, huge herbs, sweet and almost candied/dried fruit tone dates and dried cherry but still moist and fresh. Slight tobacco, more black olive brine than olives, leather, sweet licorice, intense and complex and gaining a purity to the block olive notes with each passing moment. A bit loose at first, perhaps too hot for Monvigliero though this remains elegant and caressing with fine fruit and a pitched mineral tone that makes it seem fresher than perhaps it is. The backdrop to the fruit is very licorice and very tannic but the tannins are gentle, quite earthy and slightly leathery. The fruit has a prune plum quality that is very ripe but still fresh. This is deceptively easy to drink with a lovely cocoa note on the really fresh finish My only complaint is that this could use a bit more acid but none-the-less this is an unsung hero of Barolo. This should be an icon! It is such an individual expression of Barolo yet is so completely and thoroughly Barolo. Every Barolo love needs to try these wines. Superb! 95pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 09/28/2009

This is what I love about Barolo. A wine you can spend the entire night with and never tire of. Each sip is sensual and fulfilling. Each sniff seems to go on for minutes and you never tire of it. Very much the case with the 1995 Butlotto Barolo Monvigliero. The nose is probably not for everyone but it's perfect for me. Intense olive tapenade, strawberry patch, tobacco leaf and cedar. The palate is full, even soft after being opened for many hours but so enjoyable with sweet red fruit, minerally soil and a bit of iodine. The finish is long and subtle but consistent. A great bottle of wine that is really in a great drinking window.

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549143,494
4.50 5
Vintage: 1995 10/16/2010

The nose showed black olive tapenade with mineral penny and dusty sour cherry. The first impression on the palate is how this wine starts sour and as it works its way across the palate, becomes massive. Flavors of cranberry and wild berries with an herbal quality linger on the long finish and gives way to a tannic tug on your palate.

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549143,494
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 10/08/2009

Orange red amber in color which comes across as slightly more advanced than its age. At first opening an intense aroma of herbal tea with honey and lavender but as the hours wear the details begin to show black olives, dried flowers, tobacco and roasted chestnuts. This gorgeous Barolo glides across the palate and shows a wonderful coming of age for this emerging wine showing olive, meat broth, minerals, mushrooms and a bit of cherry fruit. The finish is long and coats your mouth with cherry, savory broth and minerals. WOW!


External Reviews for Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barolo Monvigliero

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Vintage: 2006 03/25/2011

Even in its youth, this Nebbiolo is well-rounded and, quite frankly, a tear-jerker of a wine. Barolo made from vines of the Monvigliero site give finesse, violets, delicate fruit and even a bit of red peppercorns. Unlike any other cuvees.


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Vintage: 2004 02/27/2010

Even in its youth, this Nebbiolo is well-rounded and, quite frankly, a tear-jerker of a wine. Barolo made from vines of the Monvigliero site give finesse, violets, delicate fruit and even a bit of red peppercorns. Unlike any other cuvees.


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Vintage: 2001 07/12/2007

Even in its youth, this Nebbiolo is well-rounded and, quite frankly, a tear-jerker of a wine. Barolo made from vines of the Monvigliero site give finesse, violets, delicate fruit and even a bit of cocoa.


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Vintage: 2000 04/10/2008

Even in its youth, this Nebbiolo is well-rounded and, quite frankly, a tear-jerker of a wine. Barolo made from vines of the Monvigliero site give finesse, violets, delicate fruit and even a bit of cocoa.


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