A well-respected La Morra producer, Codero's 1997 Barolo Monfalletto is a soft, structured offering with muscular, earthy, licorice, and black cherry aromas as well as flavors. With airing, notes of chocolate, truffles, meat, and pepper emerge. Muscular and rustic, but substantial and rich on the palate, it requires several years of cellaring.
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89
Good full red. Aromas of dusty redcurrant, red cherry, coffee, tobacco, pepper and animal fur. Lusher and suaver than the '98; sweeter and more harmonious in the mouth. I find these tannins riper than those of the slightly dry-edged '98. This is characterized more by red fruits, while the '98 is definitely black.