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1999 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio

  • 91 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 70784-1999

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Insane nose of white truffles, with some fruit underneath. Full-bodied, with polished and soft tannins and an amazing core of ripe fruit. This wine changes all the time in the glass. Superb. Breathtaking.--1998 Piedmont blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 390 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($132) Full ruby-red. Distinctive, highly aromatic nose dominated by dried rose and truffle; deeply pitched and distinctly carnal (Voerzio compares it to his '89). Creamy, lush and mouthfilling, but not at all overly sweet. Perhaps a bit angular today. Finishes extremely long and young, with building, granular tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Fantastic aromas of crushed fruit, freshly ground spices and minerals. Full-bodied, with firm and racy tannins and a long, long finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The dark ruby/purple-colored 1998 Barolo Cerequio is structured and backward. It emerges from a south-facing vineyard from which Angelo Gaja produces his Conteisa. This tannic, structured, rigidly-styled Barolo is loaded with black cherry fruit, rose petal, and tar notes.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • For years considered an oddity in Piedmont, Roberto Voerzio has proven to the naysayers and detractors that his techniques, a consummate melding of old and new elevage methods, do work and produce wines of unquestionable concentration and harmonious balance. He is almost fanatical in his insistence upon extraordinarily low yields; high density plantings and 2-4 clusters of grapes per vine are the norm. The cellar regimen is tailored to each vineyard's production, not over-regulating fermentations and employing a precise melange of new and used oak to achieve the overall "perfect" package. The wines are deceptive in that they are luscious and approachable, replete with ripe fruit and floral notes, but a hidden spine of structure and massive underlying tannins create an absolutely stunning Nebbiolo experience. These are rare wines that consistently rank among the best the Piedmont offers, and Voerzio is a true Nebbiolo legend.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 107 bottles owned
    • 24 collectors