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2004 Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco

Special Offer of Magnificent Mature Barolo
July 31, 2020

 

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Vineyards

 

Conterno used to made Romirasco only when there were not enough grapes to bottle his top of the line Granbussia. Hail destroyed one of its plots in 2004. He was so happy with how the Romirasco turned out that he then began to make it every year.

We were just offered some bottles of this extraordinary Barolo. It is just hitting its plateau of maturity. I last had the chance to taste it ten years ago. It was outstanding then. Recent reports say that it is beautiful to drink now after a long decant and has many  years ahead of it.

Critics have agreed:

Antonio Galloni in the Wine Advocate:

“There is no need to taste the 2004 Barolo Romirasco, the nose alone is enough to understand that this is magnificent wine. Aromas of tar, roses, menthol, scorched earth and smoke lead to a core of dark red fruit than unfolds onto the palate with uncommon grace and elegance. As it sits in the glass the wine gradually puts on weight, filling out its considerably structured frame with notable class.”

Julia Harding MW in Jancis Robinson 

“Vines 45-50 years old and this vineyard is their monopoly. Aged 28-30 months in big Slavonian oak . Sweetly perfumed dark, violet fruit, with sweet oak spice and generous on the palate. Rich with sweet cherry and spice and dried fruit and just starting to show a leathery note. Concentrated and firm but tannins already remarkably velvety. Drink: 2015 to 2030” 

 

limited number available

 

2004 Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco:  Outstanding  295/bottle NET

 

arrives next week

 

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