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Barolo Monfortino Riserva, Giacomo Conterno 1996

Subregion Italy > Piedmont > Barolo
Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Tasting Notes

The 1996 Barolo Riserva Monfortino came across as far more harmonious, with a gorgeous, rich core of fruit that balanced the firm 1996 tannins with wonderful class. Of course wines go through periods of being more or less closed, but on this night the 1996 Monfortino was head and shoulders above the Cascina Francia, something that was far less obvious in vintages such as 1999 and 1990.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2010
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