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Fontanafredda Barolo 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

AWE blind tasting - jammy and herbal very nice green herb notes, deep ripe fruit and fresh notes nice dichotomy, a bit hollow, nice flavors but rather low key, ordinary, lots of tannin on the back end and the finish, a bit innocuous, some nice licorice and menthol on the finish 86 -87

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Fontanafredda:
Fontanafredda is located in the heart of the Langhe, a world of hills dating backto very ancient times which has always been a prime growing area for great wines, particularly rich, powerful reds. Ourvineyards lie on mostly evenly-contoured hillsides and rounded ridges at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres. The texture of the mainly calcareous soils can differ with in the space of just a... Read more
Fontanafredda is located in the heart of the Langhe, a world of hills dating backto very ancient times which has always been a prime growing area for great wines, particularly rich, powerful reds. Ourvineyards lie on mostly evenly-contoured hillsides and rounded ridges at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres. The texture of the mainly calcareous soils can differ with in the space of just a few dozen metres: at times loose, with a sand content approaching even 50 at others firmer, with a higher proportion of silt, and above-all clay. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Fontanafredda Barolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/21/2009

AWE blind tasting - jammy and herbal very nice green herb notes, deep ripe fruit and fresh notes nice dichotomy, a bit hollow, nice flavors but rather low key, ordinary, lots of tannin on the back end and the finish, a bit innocuous, some nice licorice and menthol on the finish 86 -87


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/22/2009

AWE blind tasting - sweet candied root beer, cloying nose, rather light on the palate though, much better than one would expect from the nose, but there’s not much flavor interest here and a rather watery finish, extracted tea quality, 80-82


Member Reviews for Fontanafredda Barolo

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Snooth User: nventure
283212624
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/24/2010

barolo


Snooth User: soder
80108928
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/22/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: lglover
91670124
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/09/2009

Appearance: medium ruby with brickish hue core Nose: Medium intensity of floral (violets), light tar Palate: Medium- tannins, light body, medium+ length, flavors of black tea, floral, red cherry; with a enjoyable and smooth finish.


0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/22/2008

Deep ruby red, but a little dull and cloudy. Clean pronounced nose overwheling aromas of Strawberries. The palate showed wonderfully balanced tannins. Full bodied with a fruity palate and long but slightly aggressive finish. A suprisingly good effort from Fontanafredda in a bad year for Barolo. (SN - 10/07)


Snooth User: amung2
9698233
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 11/11/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Fontanafredda Barolo

External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

The 2005 Barolo Serralunga is a relatively forward Barolo with an attractive bouquet of tar, spices, licorice and leather. The wine reveals excellent concentration, depth and fine overall balance. This is a strong effort from Fontanafredda. Anticipated maturity: 2010andndash;2020.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Raspberry, mineral and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Balanced and friendly. Best after 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

The 2005 Barolo Serralunga is a relatively forward Barolo with an attractive bouquet of tar, spices, licorice and leather. The wine reveals excellent concentration, depth and fine overall balance. This is a strong effort from Fontanafredda. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2005 08/27/2011

Auge: Die Farbe ist rubinrot mit Granatreflexen; Nase: Das Bukett ist intensiv und angenehm, zeigt deutliche Noten von verblühter Rose, Veilchen, Tabak, Beeren, Gewürzen und leichter Vanille; Gaumen: Im Mund ist die Struktur der Tannine dicht: der Ansatz ist weich, fast samtig und explodiert dann in einer ausgeglichenen Fruchtigkeit und Säure; Finale: Der Abgang ist lang und reich an Würze


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

The 2005 Barolo Serralunga is a relatively forward Barolo with an attractive bouquet of tar, spices, licorice and leather. The wine reveals excellent concentration, depth and fine overall balance. This is a strong effort from Fontanafredda. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2020.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2005 08/27/2011

Auge: Granatrote Robe mit rubinroten Reflexen; Nase: Klare und intensive Duftnoten von Vanille, Gewürzen, Waldfrüchten und leicht verwelkten Rosenblüten; Gaumen: Trocken, jedoch geschmeidig, vollmundig, samtig und harmonisch; Finale: Ausgewogen, harmonisch und lang anhaltend



<p>The Fontanafredda estate is a major winery in Piedmont region of Italy, producing massive quantities of Barolo, Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba and other Piedmontese wine.</p>

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