1967 Conterno Barolo Dark dirty-red, with pigments in color. Aging edge. The smell protrudes slightly. Petrolium? Blows away after an hour in the open bottle. Ripe fruit, forest floor, tobacco, red dark berries. Raisins, tart and tobacco is evident on the nose and also follows up in flavor. Hard to put into words how good this is. Has lots of great fruite, and still that overall compleksity and mature style.
The cherry-brick color was right on target; Great leather notes and tart dried cherry and some black tea; Not as full on the palate as the nose might indicate, but quite nice and integrated. This is what makes a Barolo great and shows how the right aging takes off the rough edges of traditional Barolo. This might improve (I don't have the requisite experience), but it certainly is lovely now. Great with truffled risotto and tenderloin.
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(Giacomo Conterno Barolo) Bricked light medium orange red color with pale meniscus; autumnal, venison jus, dried red fruit nose; rich, tasty, dried cherry, ginger cake palate, rich and appealing; long finish
(Giacomo Conterno Barolo) Bricked medium brown color with ruby lights; classic tar, roses, tea nose; wonderful, balanced, sweet, mature, elegant, dried cherry, raspberry palate with grip, should easily go for another 20 more years; long finish
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