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Italian Wine Merchants USD 1695.00 750ml

Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Base Neck Fill 1982

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

apon opening – both the darkest wine of the night and the most amber-copper – shows dusty old books at first, wild animal fur, a hint of confiture, very spicy cherries in alcohol, a bit of black pepper and prosciutto, a hint of complex spices like Indian or Moroccan, heady stuff, very complex and aromatic, old woddy, some roses peaking out – rich and plush entry, real bottle sweetness here, gorgeous in the mouth with excellent acidity and lots of tannins giving support to the formidable core of perfectly ripe, chewy fruit, the midpalate is dominated by cherry, licorice, and limestone. So tannic one’s lips adhere to one’s teeth, the finish is short and tight hinting at black spices with a wild gamey nuance, a bit of pear skin and strawberry fruit leather, a lingering note of beef essence after about 2 hours in a decanter – also much darker – lovely spicy, caraway scented nose, some black pepper, quite strong actually, sottobosco, fresh and dried funghi, some crystallized raspberry, nettles, subtle mintiness, roasted venison and a lovely balsamic note – sleeker in the mouth and decidedly softer and rounder than the cascina francia, this has closed up since opening, cherry and raspberry fruit on the mid-palate is framed by notes of orange and black spices, the long linger finish shows some chewing gum notes with a hint of violet, subtle and sweet finale, still a baby, in need of another decade in the cellar and a life span of another 20 years after that. With the duck this wine showed very well perhaps the best pairing of the evening, the wine became spicy showing darker fruit leaning towards dried fruits, the wine revealed itself as richly layered and intense, if incredibly youthful and still tight. 97pts

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Editorial Reviews for Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva Base Neck Fill

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
5.00 5
01/19/2009

apon opening – both the darkest wine of the night and the most amber-copper – shows dusty old books at first, wild animal fur, a hint of confiture, very spicy cherries in alcohol, a bit of black pepper and prosciutto, a hint of complex spices like Indian or Moroccan, heady stuff, very complex and aromatic, old woddy, some roses peaking out – rich and plush entry, real bottle sweetness here, gorgeous in the mouth with excellent acidity and lots of tannins giving support to the formidable core of perfectly ripe, chewy fruit, the midpalate is dominated by cherry, licorice, and limestone. So tannic one’s lips adhere to one’s teeth, the finish is short and tight hinting at black spices with a wild gamey nuance, a bit of pear skin and strawberry fruit leather, a lingering note of beef essence after about 2 hours in a decanter – also much darker – lovely spicy, caraway scented nose, some black pepper, quite strong actually, sottobosco, fresh and dried funghi, some crystallized raspberry, nettles, subtle mintiness, roasted venison and a lovely balsamic note – sleeker in the mouth and decidedly softer and rounder than the cascina francia, this has closed up since opening, cherry and raspberry fruit on the mid-palate is framed by notes of orange and black spices, the long linger finish shows some chewing gum notes with a hint of violet, subtle and sweet finale, still a baby, in need of another decade in the cellar and a life span of another 20 years after that. With the duck this wine showed very well perhaps the best pairing of the evening, the wine became spicy showing darker fruit leaning towards dried fruits, the wine revealed itself as richly layered and intense, if incredibly youthful and still tight. 97pts

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
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