The 1999 Barolo Conca wraps around the palate with dark-fleshed fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and incense. Here the flavors are decidedly dark, but it is precisely that intensity that marries well with French oak. Conca, a south-facing site, yields wines of notable textural resonance and volume, which is exactly the case here. The 1999 should continue to drink well for another handful of years.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: Aug 2014
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Dark berry, offering freshly cut wood and vanilla bean aromas. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins, and a fruit, cream and vanilla aftertaste. Very elegant and attractive.—'99 Piedmont blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. 375 cases made. — JS