MONFORTINO VERTICALE (ENOTECA ROSSORUBINO TORINO): Anche lui stenta ad aprirsi, è un ingresso in punta di piedi, per poi assestarsi su toni più caldi e cioccolatosi, poi sottobosco e tartufi. In bocca è simile al 78: acidità e sapidità sono sempre in primo piano rispetto al frutto, ma qui è tutto bilanciato e non stridente come negli esempi degli anni 80. Molto piacevole
Monfortino 1971 Dinner: Cinnamon, eucalypt, cedar and VA - given time in the glass it starts to show some floral notes and darker fruits. Excellent structure still, with the fruit starting to fade on this bottle. Still good but a long way from blowing my socks off. This bottle was holding on but probably 5-10 years past its best.
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(Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva) The last of the four horsemen here was the 1971 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva. The 1971 was more anisy, and bready in a biscotti way. The palate had lots of black fruits, and this came across as the youngest by far, more so than the actual age difference. The acidity again was superb, and its flavors were thick but more tangy, and also more primary at this stage
(Robert Conterno Barolo Monfortino) was very good but disappointing in the context of other bottles of Monfortino I have had from this vintage. There was a touch of coffee and watermelon (I swear) in its exotic fruit. Cedar and anise (some of the usual suspects) were also there, and the nose was beautiful, more silky and feminine, satiny and smoother
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