Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 2004

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97 points Wine Spectator: Aromas of prune, dark chocolate, coffee and cream follow through to a full body, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. This is concentrated and very structured. A big juicy wine. Best after 2012. 550 cases made. (6/15/08)

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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

97 points Wine Spectator: Aromas of prune, dark chocolate, coffee and cream follow through to a full body, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. This is concentrated and very structured. A big juicy wine. Best after 2012. 550 cases made. (6/15/08)

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