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2001 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
Drink between 2018 - 2039 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • alexbhurst1678 wrote:

    July 2, 2021 - The color out of the bottle was a dark, rich brown. Once in the glass, the color grew richer. The smell is candy-like, caramels and spice cake. Still young — but so smooth. Sips beautifully and has a cadence and depth that is hard to match. As I let it sit in the glass it mellows a bit, settling down and the tannins become a bit more evident and grippy. Overall a pure pleasure and so much to enjoy now with tons of potential to mature beautifully.

  • Vineyard Boy Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 28, 2021 - Excellent! Benefits from a 2-4 hour decant

  • Mr Zappy wrote: 96 points

    November 17, 2020 - Super bottle needs a lot more time 5 years min

  • Papies wrote:

    October 10, 2020 - Annual Pilgrimage to Piedmont - 2020 Edition; 10/9/2020-10/11/2020 (Piemonte, Italy): A wine that seems to elude us. On the first occasion in 2014 it was painfully young. On this day it took its time to open up ( Never matched the 98 we have the 2000 vintage last year) and frankly we are not sur end the wine was in a good place albeit we did not feel and flaw. Maybe third time lucky on another occasion.

  • hprphf Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 24, 2020 - Served blind. Just painfully young. First glass is so tight, yet with amazing compact structure. Superb nose, close to ethereal but really packed, orange spice, pure sandalwood, minty watermelon, roasted meat, rose. Palate keeps expanding with such freshness, grip and dimension, almost creamy. Utterly profound and delicious. 96+

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  • By John Gilman
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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    2/26/2009 (link)

    (MONFORTINO G. Conterno) Monfortino Dear Friends, I have yet to taste this from bottle, but my two experiences with it at the winery (from traditional botti) were what I call electrostatic - the palate literally came alive, fueled by the massive living energy of this cerebral concoction. If you are a Barolo fan, Conterno's 2001 Monfortino should be remembered in the annals of Piedmont as one on the top 6-8 wines produced at this hallmark address since 1950. I've been fortunate to try almost every major vintage of Monfortino since the Beatles era and this is well within its right to stand by their side. Time will tell, but it should please the most critical palates for the next 30-40 years: This parcel is directly from the cellars at Conterno with the finest provenance available (I'm not even going to bother saying "very highly recommended") 2001 Giacomo Conterno Barolo "Monfortino" Riserva (I'm sure you can find this cheaper elsewhere but the provenance is hard to beat) - Please be kind to Niki with this, she will try to get everyone at least one bottle but we don't have an infinite amount. It will ship during the spring shipping season. Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Italy4366

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giacomo Conterno
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Riserva Monfortino
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 77 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,007 (80%)
  • Consumed 423 (17%)

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