Seghesio 'La Villa' Barolo 2005
This is very hard on the nose with spicy, brothy notes and an underlay of creosote. In the mouth this is dark and very compressed with some woody tannins piercing the veil of dark fruit but overall the texture, verging as it is on velvety, is the wine’s best feature. There are some nice cherry notes and a touch of menthol, but the sweet fruit on entry is quickly squished by the wood leaving this a bit clumsy, hot, and one-dimensional. 86ptsAdd winemaker's notes
Editorial Reviews for Seghesio 'La Villa' Barolo
This is very hard on the nose with spicy, brothy notes and an underlay of creosote. In the mouth this is dark and very compressed with some woody tannins piercing the veil of dark fruit but overall the texture, verging as it is on velvety, is the wine’s best feature. There are some nice cherry notes and a touch of menthol, but the sweet fruit on entry is quickly squished by the wood leaving this a bit clumsy, hot, and one-dimensional. 86pts
External Reviews for Seghesio 'La Villa' Barolo
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.
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.
The 2000 Barolo Vigneto La Villa, with aromas of wild cherries, leather, and licorice, is long and intense in its flow, very solid and sustained on the development and finish, and with only a slight dryness to keep the score from going even higher. It will drink well for over a dozen years.
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.
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.
Saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Rich, dense and extremely young; a superconcentrated, very modern-style wine that tastes almost like a barrel sample. Deep but youthfully musclebound, this will require at least six or seven years of additional bottle aging to develop its personality.
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.
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