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Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 1985

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

There’s a touch of nuttiness on the nose here but with so much rich fruit, spice and floral tones that it’s not disturbing at all. This gains a huge menthol top note as well but it’s well integrated into the intense aromatics that remain really fruit driven with deep wild cherry tones. The fruit really follows through on the palate with a sweet core of fresh, intense fruit framed by nicely nuanced spice tones. The midpalate shows excellent depth though the finish is a bit compressed and lean with a slight tarry edge. This might actually still need some time and with such richness and reserves of fruit I would keep them in the cellar if I had any but it still is pretty fine today. 93pts

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Poderi Aldo Conterno:
Aldo Conterno is known as the “King of Barolo” in Italy. Poderi Aldo Conterno is situated in Monforte d'Alba on the prized Bussia Soprano vineyard, in the heart of the Barolo region. The Conterno family has been producing and aging the great Piemontese wines for more than five generations. Aldo left his legendary brother at his father's cellar (the Giacomo Conterno estate) in 1969 to pursue his... Read more
Aldo Conterno is known as the “King of Barolo” in Italy. Poderi Aldo Conterno is situated in Monforte d'Alba on the prized Bussia Soprano vineyard, in the heart of the Barolo region. The Conterno family has been producing and aging the great Piemontese wines for more than five generations. Aldo left his legendary brother at his father's cellar (the Giacomo Conterno estate) in 1969 to pursue his own winemaking interests and reputation, creating the wines of Poderi Aldo Conterno in the "Favot" cellar. The estate exclusively vinifies its own 25 hectacres of grapes. The Conterno brothers parted ways back in the late sixties to create their own styles of Barolo, Giovanni producing the more traditional style of the two. However, Aldo's wines are not considered modern; he still refuses to age them in small barriques. The wines are more fruit driven than the earthy wines of the Giacomo Conterno estate across town in Monforte. Aldo Conterno’s corporate policy of producing only the highest quality wines while mixing tradition with innovation. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,934
4.50 5
03/23/2010

There’s a touch of nuttiness on the nose here but with so much rich fruit, spice and floral tones that it’s not disturbing at all. This gains a huge menthol top note as well but it’s well integrated into the intense aromatics that remain really fruit driven with deep wild cherry tones. The fruit really follows through on the palate with a sweet core of fresh, intense fruit framed by nicely nuanced spice tones. The midpalate shows excellent depth though the finish is a bit compressed and lean with a slight tarry edge. This might actually still need some time and with such richness and reserves of fruit I would keep them in the cellar if I had any but it still is pretty fine today. 93pts


External Reviews for Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/26/2010

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1985 Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1985 Conterno, Aldo Barolo Vigna Colonnello Bricco Bussia 750ml




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