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Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

I was going to open this earlier in the day but forgot to so this was opened for maybe 2 hours when we got to it around 8 pm. The nose shows a touch of maderization, lots of mint, funky, earthy, boiled pigs feet then cocoa. Good freshness and acidity with good flavors and intensity though predominantly towards the bouillion and cocoa end of the spectrum, the finish is lovely with a bright, clean limestone vein. delicious though at the end of it's plateau. Drink em if you got em.

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Editorial Reviews for Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 1970 09/22/2008

I was going to open this earlier in the day but forgot to so this was opened for maybe 2 hours when we got to it around 8 pm. The nose shows a touch of maderization, lots of mint, funky, earthy, boiled pigs feet then cocoa. Good freshness and acidity with good flavors and intensity though predominantly towards the bouillion and cocoa end of the spectrum, the finish is lovely with a bright, clean limestone vein. delicious though at the end of it's plateau. Drink em if you got em.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 1970 01/19/2009

opened around 1:30 pm - just a shade lighter and more amber than the 71 but fantastic color - a volatile nose with a braised vegetable base, lots of prosciutto fat, game, spice, and licorice - more resolved in the mouth, good balance, less flavor intensity and inner mouth perfume than the 71. Very mineral driven with balsam and citrus top notes to the fainter amarena cherry fruit. The tannins really grow here. At around 7 pm this is another of the wines that people alternately call corked. I notce the tca notes at times but for the most part the nose here is expressively sharp and bright with mineral and mint tones. This has gained flavor intensity yet remains deliciously austere in the mouth with an intense tarry vein and black spices dominating the palate. Firmly at peak and the right time to be drinking these if you have them.

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