Editorial Reviews for Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino
Slightly volatile on the nose with a very floral rush upfront then spicy wild berry fruit with a touch of cedar and cinnamon. Gains intensity in the glass with a sharp, assertive seared cherry and hot iron note and a touch of warm cardamom spice. Very grapefruity acidity lifts the peachy and berried fruit with a touch of passionfruit florality in the mouth. Very well managed tannins are a touch austere at this point. A solid showing for young Monfortino but one that is exceptionally elegant. 94pts
External Reviews for Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino
"Monfortino" is the equivalent of Giacomo Conterno's Tête de Cuvée. It is the best grapes from the best sights and the oldest vines, vinified using traditional methods to create a wine for the ages.
The 2001 Barolo Riserva Monfortino flows from the glass with stunning depth and purity. This seamless, elegant Barolo caresses the palate with incredible persistence as layers of aromas and flavors develop in the glass. Stylistically it is very much like the 2001 Cascina Francia, only with more intensity, depth and sheer volume. Monfortino has always had power to spare, but in 2001 it is also incredibly elegant, something that previous vintages have only acquired with significant bottle age. This is a towering, majestic Monfortino that will rightfully take its place among the very finest Monfortinos ever made.