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Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 1989

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit of celery and bouillon is obvious on the nose, though there remains some lovely complexity with fine aromas of wood smoke, black tea, and dried rose petals slowly filling the glass along with a nice limestoney edge. There’s not much fruit left here, what remains is rather rough and rustic with lots of black spice and licorice flavors. This is pretty mean and shows a bit of heat on the palate. 82pts

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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
89065222,452
2.00 5
01/19/2014

A bit of celery and bouillon is obvious on the nose, though there remains some lovely complexity with fine aromas of wood smoke, black tea, and dried rose petals slowly filling the glass along with a nice limestoney edge. There’s not much fruit left here, what remains is rather rough and rustic with lots of black spice and licorice flavors. This is pretty mean and shows a bit of heat on the palate. 82pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,452
2.50 5
11/02/2009

This smelled of old bones, shoe polish, and balsamic tones but overall was very ungiving and remarkably shallow. On the palate there is a lot of sweetness here from both fruit and wood lending this an easy style. This is neither complex not particularly well structured, but it is fruity. 84pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,712
2.00 5
01/01/2010

Very limited notes due mainly to a lack luster performance. This wine came across and a dark bruiser without any grace. The nose showed red fruit and wet leaves. The palate was chunky, showing red fruit, sage and a bit of tar. Poor performance from a bottle that I was really looking forward to.


External Reviews for Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello

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

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1989 Conterno, Aldo Barolo Vigna Colonnello Bricco Bussia 750ml




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