1961 Giacomo Conterno Barolo

Community Tasting Note


92 Points

Sunday, March 13, 2011 - This wine, tasted blind showed a fairly light red center that faded into clear rims. It was quite funky on the nose for the first hour or two. It seem oxidized and showed raisins, tricking us into thinking it was an Amarone. However, as it aired the nose developed dried cherries, plums, wax and roses.

The wine also improved substantially in the mouth. It was rich and viscous but with crisp acidity and moderate rounded tannin. It was dry and serious. I would say this wine could have used a bit more fruit intensity to be outstanding but it was fun to drink.

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