The flavors in my bottle were fairly bold and distinct on the tongue. The initial flavor was one of tasty rip cherries and raspberries, with a subtle hint of chocolate. These sweet tastes gave way to a violet veil that swept over my tongue. The violet then gave way to a spicy kick. While by no means a simple wine, I did wish for a bit more complexity, and tannins, and probably could have found both at a slightly higher price point. For me, Barolo is a rare treat, and all and all I was quite happy with it. I give it 85 points. See my full review at: http://winesthatpop.com/WineBlog/?p=57
Aromas of black plum, sour cherry, pomegranate and rotten Macintosh apple, cedar, black pepper, cigar box and dry fall leaves, this wine is a light version of a Barolo and an excellent wine for the price. Pairs nicely with grilled meats and Tex-Mex cuisine.
External Reviews for I Monte Degli Angeli Barolo
Here’s a Barolo from a small family owned estate, the entire production is only 1,000 cases. Aged in large oak foudres for 3 years and then 6 months in bottle, this Barolo show a surprisingly forward and friendly style. Not nearly as forbidding and impenetrable as Barolos can often be, this wine shows a delicate profile of rose petal, orange peel, black cherry and balsam. Enjoy it now and over the next 2-5 years.
Antonio and Paolo Sperone are brothers who own and manage this small estate in Piedmont. They are producing about 1000 cases per year of delicious, traditional and balanced Barolo. Tasted and positive
Antonio and Paolo Sperone are brothers who own and manage this small estate in Piedmont. They are producing about 1000 cases per year of delicious, traditional and balanced Barolo. Tasted and positively adored by our staff, look for a generous nose of spice box, red fruits, licorice, plums and black cherries. In the mouth, the wine has excellent grip, yet silky tannins, especially after some aeration. Gentle notes of tar and cigars pick up on the finish. In a world of modern, high alcohol Barolo, this is so refreshing at 13.5%. It is a rich wine, yet not overpowering, and above all, it is balanced. Great wine here at a small price. Serve this beauty with the cuisine of the region : Osso Bucco, grilled veal dishes, rabbit braised in Barolo, pork tenderloin, risotto with truffles or cheeses.