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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Hurricane Sandy Charity Dinner at The Modern (Jan 2014), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    First Annual Nebbiolo and White Truffle Charity Dinner (Nov 2007), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Kapon
    The Big One, 7/26/2011 97 points

    (Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino) Our magical trip through 1961 Bordeaux came to a close, but the 1961s continued, beginning with a 1961 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino. Its incredible nose made the change of pace more welcome, although Frank didn’t like it that much. I found the mélange of leather, rose, tar and earth quite intoxicating; its spice was great as was its character. The palate had extreme acidity and delicious flavors of tobacco, black rose, earth and hints of citrus. The wine finished with great smack, and Bruce also found it equally fabulous, a word which ended up in my notes twice.
  • By John Kapon
    Bad Boy 2, 8/3/2009 97 points

    (Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva) The 1961 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva was more classic in style, a cleaner, more elegant and feminine style of this wine. This was a beauty, making the 1958 a beast. There was also more reserve and depth in the ’61. Reserve, breed and class all came to mind. The palate was delicious with its mix of tobacco, citrus, autumn and bouillon flavors. Again, there was impressive acidity here, and great smack to its finish, which was full of citrus and earth
  • By John Kapon
    A Double Dose of the ROPP, 7/5/2006 97 points

    (G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva) The last Monfortino had a beautiful nose that was the sexiest of the flight. Possessing more rose in the nose, it was 'almost Burgundian,' Christian observed. It was so sexy with its cinnamon, cedar, tar and red fruit aromas. In the mouth, this wine was rich, lush and round and possessed great fruit with supporting iron, mineral, cedar and tar flavors. Flat-out gorgeous,
  • By John Kapon
    21 Vintages of Monfortino with Roberto Conterno and the 12 Angry Men, 5/16/2005 95 points

    (Robert Conterno Barolo Monfortino) more than made up for it with its great nose that was both young and mature. It had the vigor and alcohol of youth but nutty, mature fruit as well as bouillon, chocolate, tar and rose. It was tasty, meaty and deep

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