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Barolo Monfortino Riserva, Giacomo Conterno 1988

Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy1988Barolo Monfortino Riserva, Giacomo Conterno

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BT0 \ 111,125.00
bt96+ AG11266.666666666796.1096.10Barolo Monfortino Riserva, Conterno, Giacomo0.7510
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Tasting Notes

In this flight, the 1998 Monfortino is a bit penalized. Initially I thought it was a bit oxidized and/or over-ripe, but the wine just needed time to open up. By the end of the evening the fruit is really popping in a generous, beautifully resonant expression of Monfortino. In any other setting, the 1998 would have been the wine of the night. In this tasting, it is merely exceptional. Ironically, one of the wines I thought needed the least air needed the most. Tasted from magnum.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (65), May 2014
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