Seghesio Family Barolo "La Villa" Premier 2004
#14 ofWine Spectator's Top 100 of 2008"What a beautiful nose, with flowers, licorice, ripe fruit and fresh leather. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful ripeness of fruit, yet this is balanced and structured. Very polished. The best wine I have ever had from this producer. Best after 2012...95." WS 4/08
External Reviews for Seghesio Family Barolo "La Villa" Premier
Aromas of dried Indian spices, and dried dark fruits. Full-bodied, with very ripe fruit, chewy tannins and a medium finish. Slightly muted on the palate. Best after 2006.
Moderately saturated medium red. Warm, smoky aromas of red cherry, raspberry, nuts, tobacco, smoke and earth. Supple and sweet in the mouth, with concentrated flavors of red fruits, dried flowers, marzipan and licorice. Not hugely concentrated or fleshy but offers a lovely balance of fruit and acidity. Finishes with smooth tannins and an element of youthful austerity.
What a beautiful nose, with flowers, licorice, ripe fruit and fresh leather. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful ripeness of fruit, yet this is balanced and structured. Very smooth. The best wine I have ever had from this producer. Best after 2012. 1,700 cases made. -JS Seghesio is yet another producer who seems to have arrived at a newfound level of elegance. Fermentations have gradually been lengthened and the use of French oak is down from previous vintages. The 2004 Barolo La Villa is notably elegant and restrained for this bottling. It opens with perfumed aromatics that meld into layers of ripe dark fruit intermingled with sweet notes from the French oak. This superbly well-balanced, poised Barolo should be even better with another few years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2022. ** Only 5 in Stock **
The faint at heart need not apply. This is serious Nebbiolo that requires a significant amount of breathing in order for it to open up. When that happens, a magical transformation occurs much like when a bud blossoms into a flower, revealing its inner beauty. A kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors dance to and fro in the glass. Metaphorical nuances of vanilla, cocoa, anise, wild cherries, blackberries, brown spices and yes, roses come to mind. This is truly a great wine to have and well worth the patience.
This shows plenty of blackberry, spices, tar and roses on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm and chewy tannins and a chocolate, berry, meat and vanilla finish. Best after 2007.
Harmonious and youthful. Ripe and minerally, with hints of spices. Full-bodied and very compacted, with firm, silky tannins and a long, long, succulent finish. Give this one time. Best after 2004.
I was completely floored by Seghesio's 2006 Barolo La Villa, easily the best vintage of this wine I have ever tasted. Dark plums, cherries, violets, minerals and spices emerge from this deceptively mid-weight Barolo. The wine gains muscle in the glass; yet retains elements of etherealness that are quite attractive. This looks to be a rare 2006 that is accessible relatively early. The wine's balance, poise and sense of harmony are terrific. This is a great effort from Seghesio. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026