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Christopher Keiller Fine Wine GBP 400.00 750ml
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Giacomo Conterno Barolo 1958

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is consistant with other bottles from thiis lot. I was going to do a slow oxegenation experiment with two bottles of this but there was no point as this was wildly volatile apon opening around 2 pm and at 7 pm had barely improved showing a nose that was pure tootsie roll and madeira. The mouthfeel was fresh and crisp but the flavor profile here was just another set of over the hill flavors. Too bad.

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Editorial Reviews for Giacomo Conterno Barolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
2.50 5
02/11/2009

This is consistant with other bottles from thiis lot. I was going to do a slow oxegenation experiment with two bottles of this but there was no point as this was wildly volatile apon opening around 2 pm and at 7 pm had barely improved showing a nose that was pure tootsie roll and madeira. The mouthfeel was fresh and crisp but the flavor profile here was just another set of over the hill flavors. Too bad.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
02/11/2009

This was popped and poured much later in the evening. Antonio brought this, a purchase made in Italy. The bottle is almost identical to mine, pretty pristine labels. Same bottle. This is in complete contrast to the volatile and maderized mess of those bottles. Fresh with herb, tar, gunpowder and mineral notes on the nose over a solid foundation of fruit. In the mouth this is clean and youthful with great balance. My notes were getting pretty sloppy at this point but a very fine bottle.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
2.00 5
02/11/2009

This is a much lighter colored wine than only a few months ago having dropped much of it's solids leaving a pale onion skin colored wine that did rosy up a bit with air. The nose is sweaty sock at first with notes of sweet anise, tar, soy, cocoa, and earth adding some complexity. In the mouth the attack is round and soft but the palate is dominated by spiky acidity, the core of earthy fruit still has an echo or two of berries but the burning acidity quickly clears them away, the finish is decidedly earthy closer to wheat beer and apple cider than wine. An intellectual exercize.



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