Intense aromas of rosebushes and fruit. Full-bodied, with plenty of juicy fruit and chewy tannins. Needs time to open. 6,300 cases made.
Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89
Medium red-orange. Superripe aromas of brown spices, nuts, earth and menthol. Soft, full and sweet in the mouth; shows a roasted ripeness and lovely lush texture yet maintains good vinosity. Finishes with serious tannins and complex notes of leather, earth, mocha and camphor. A very good Barolo blend.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2000
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The evolved, mature ruby/amber color of the 1997 Barolo Zonchera is perplexing since the wine tastes young and vigorous. An exotic offering, it exhibits aromas of smoke, coffee, vanilla, maple syrup, brown sugar, and overripe cherries. This is a full-bodied, luxuriously rich, decadent, young Barolo that should be drunk now and over the next decade.