2004 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo

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  • br_winelover wrote: 93 points

    February 3, 2018 - I didn't think this would still drink so young, but it did. It still needs a couple of years to mature properly, but probably much more. Even after decanting for 4+ hours its tannins were a bit harsh. So, if you must open one now, be prepared to give it lots and lots of air.

    2004 is considered to be a structured vintage, and the same can be said about Barolo from Monforte. So it was no surprise to see that this wine has a great structure and beautiful intensity, but not a lot of complexity. It is definitely not floral, and its notes show more dark than red fruit - I found blackberry, black cherries and a bit of blackcurrant, with almost no tertiary flavors. It can definitely still improve, but I don't think it will ever achieve greatness. Lacks elegance. 93pts tops for now.

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  • John Dunlap commented:

    2/6/18, 3:25 PM - What vintages to you really like from this producer? I like this wine - thought its has been a number of years since tasting.

  • br_winelover commented:

    2/6/18, 3:38 PM - I have never had a vintage from Aldo Conterno I have really liked. Although Conterno is on record saying his wines should be consumed from 10 to 15 years after the vintage, everything I drank in this range (or younger) seemed not to be ready. So i can't really say.

    I have in my cellar other Romirasco wines from 2004, 2008 and 2010, and also a Granbussia 2006. But I'm not drinking them until they reach at least 15 years.

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