2001 Aldo Conterno - Barolo Cicala 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Monforte/ Red / Nebbiolo   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

($139) Medium red. Quintessential Barolo perfume: minerals, tobacco, underbrush, tar, licorice, gunflint. Then wonderfully rich and seamless in the mouth, with superb concentration and purity of flavor. Spicy red fruits emerged with aeration. Comes across, atypically, as less clenched in the early going than the Colonnello and strikingly complex from the outset, but this is nonetheless extremely young. Finishes with extremely suave tannins and vibrant lingering fruit. Great wine in the making.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 117

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Nr Monforte d?Alba. Quite pale with wide pale rim. Coffee and spiced black cherry, very sweet and ripe on the nose with quite noticeable oak. First sign of undergrowth and truffles, getting stronger with time in the glass. Complex and delicious. Fresh and not overwhelmed by the oak. JH

Drink Dates: 2008-2019
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Karl
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/01/2006
Loads of plum, berry and licorice character with hints of new wood. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Beauty here. Tight and compacted. Lots going on here. Give it time. Best 2008 to 2020

Rating: 95
Author: Todd W59
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/11/2015
Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Opened and double-decanted 8 hours prior to drinking. Bright, medium-red color with a wonderfully aromatic, floral nose ... definitely some roses. On the palate, lots of red cherry, good acidity, and a lingering finish. Tannins softening; a complete wine; great with a Greek pot roast! Early in its drinking window ... may even get a bit better in a few years!

Average rating: 93, based on 4 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1155 bottles owned by 285 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Nebbiolo


Big, dark, and bold, Nebbiolo is a robust variety with heavy tannins and a sometimes bitter profile. While areas outside Italy (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, California, and South Africa) have begun cultivating Nebbiolo, the Italian region of Piedmont is where it reaches its greatest height. It is here, the historic home to Nebbiolo, where the finest Barolos and Barbarescos are produced. Many winemakers have compared this grape to Pinot Noir for its difficult growing habits and unpredictable cellar and aging behavior. Typical descriptors for Nebbiolo include roses, violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, and tobacco.

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