2004 Aldo Conterno - Barolo (Bussia Soprana) 750ml

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

JR 18.5   IWC 90   Collector 86
2004 Aldo Conterno - Barolo (Bussia Soprana) Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18.5

Pale brickish garnet. So herbal it is almost reminiscent of southern French garrigue scrubland. But then that floral perfume intervenes to remind you it is Italy and Nebbiolo. Amazing intensity and vivacity that transports you to another place of great pleasure. Marked acidity that just grabs your complete attention. Fine pure fruit starting to show secondary aromas of undergrowth. Lovely, lovely wine. (JH)

Drink Dates: 2014-2034
Author: Julia Harding MW

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

Moderately saturated medium red. Sexy aromas of redcurrant, smoky underbrush and tobacco. A juicy, musky midweight, with lovely perfume and vinosity to the flavors of red fruits, flowers, truffle and smoke. Finishes with fine but firm tannins and good aromatic persistence. This includes a percentage of younger vines because there was no Favot made in 2004.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 135

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 86
Author: AoB
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/31/2012

Average rating: 91, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

499 bottles owned by 125 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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