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Barolo Arione, Giacomo Conterno 2017

RegionItaly
Subregion Italy > Piedmont > Barolo
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Tasting Notes

The Giacomo Conterno 2017 Barolo Arione is my favorite in a mini vertical from this cru site in Serralunga d'Alba. I prefer the 2017 to the classic 2016 and the wine's inaugural vintage, the 2015. What this vintage has is an ample and generous sense of fullness and stature. These results are impressive, and even imposing to an extent. This is a statement wine that proudly submits multiple layers of black fruit, blackcurrant, cast iron, earth, licorice root and cola. The supportive tannins are well played against the wine's rich texture, natural structure and fruit concentration. The power of a warm vintage and the muscle power of Arione overlap in this special bottle and will carry this wine over extended aging.

97
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, November 2021
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