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Oddero Barolo Villero 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A real step up in refinement over the base Barolo with red fruits on the nose accented with clay soil tones rose petals, sweet sassafras, spicy savory tones and a liquory black fruit top note. This offers up a really layered and complex. Set of aromatics. Deceptively soft at first, the wine snaps together on the mid-palate with well-balanced, crisp, faceted tannins and prominent yet integrated acids framing the bitter cherry fruit. There are lovely herbal, medicinal tones that draw out the inner core of sweetness of the fruit and add resonance on the long finish. A very promising wine but one that is best left alone for a decade. 91pts

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Oddero:
Our winery is nestled in the Langhe hills, overlooking a sea of vines. Just as in the past, only grapes from family-owned vineyards are used to make Oddero wines. “Poderi e Cantine Oddero” (Oddero Estate and Winery) is a historic name among Barolo producers. Run for generations by men, it is now in the hands of Mariacristina and Mariavittoria, the daughters of Giacomo Oddero, Bar... Read more
Our winery is nestled in the Langhe hills, overlooking a sea of vines. Just as in the past, only grapes from family-owned vineyards are used to make Oddero wines. “Poderi e Cantine Oddero” (Oddero Estate and Winery) is a historic name among Barolo producers. Run for generations by men, it is now in the hands of Mariacristina and Mariavittoria, the daughters of Giacomo Oddero, Barolo patriarch and a man whose fame reaches beyond the Langhe. The company dedicates its full attention to the winemaking process, blending ancient wisdom and modern production techniques with patience and tenacity: from the pruning of the vines to the pressing of the grapes, up to the ageing of selected vintages. Oddero vines grow in some of the best and sunniest sites (known as sôri) on the hills in the Barolo and Barbaresco zones and beyond. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Oddero Barolo Villero

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,736
4.50 5
10/08/2009

A real step up in refinement over the base Barolo with red fruits on the nose accented with clay soil tones rose petals, sweet sassafras, spicy savory tones and a liquory black fruit top note. This offers up a really layered and complex. Set of aromatics. Deceptively soft at first, the wine snaps together on the mid-palate with well-balanced, crisp, faceted tannins and prominent yet integrated acids framing the bitter cherry fruit. There are lovely herbal, medicinal tones that draw out the inner core of sweetness of the fruit and add resonance on the long finish. A very promising wine but one that is best left alone for a decade. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,736
4.50 5
09/23/2008

Great intensity on the nose with a syrupy edge to the raspberry tones that are joined by notes of nettles, white clay, smoky, smoldering wood notes and an undertone of dark, pruney,fudgy fruit 2+ Velvety and round in the mouth with perfectly integrated acidity and fine grained tannins 3 Lovely fruit reveals the dark, earthy side of Villero with emerging notes of herb and mineral 2+ Finishes a touch simple yet with sneaking length and echoes of the core of dark, earthy fruit 2+ 90pts


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Snooth User: Barberolo
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01/02/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Oddero Barolo Villero

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

Here is a wine for the cellar. Truly. After thirty months of aging in French oak, the wine spends a year aging in bottle before release. Cocoa and violets greet the nose while the palate is balanced and engaging if somewhat stern in its youth. Seriously, the wines of Castiglione are known to be a bit mean in their youth. Cellaring is strongly advised.



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