Giacomo Conterno

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Very attractive and complex aromas. Liquorice, black tea, incense, cherry, rose petals, tar. There is no velvet glove around this iron fist. Full bodied, very tannic. Great finish. — 13 days ago

Ericsson, Carter and 12 others liked this

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

This afternoon at a late lunch we were served the 2011 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo.

In the nose there was cherry, strawberry, plum, licorice, dried roses, spice, tar, ckay pot and dusty earth.

On the palate there was strawberry, cherry, raspberry, red currant, anise, spice, leather and earth.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + grippy mouthcoating tannins that seemlessly move to a long red and dark fruit dusty earth finish. Definitely a nice bottle of wine and would gladly have this bottle again. We have had hot weather this week which has broke us out of the 40 and 50 degree weather. It has been definitely needed and seems to have woken everyone out of their winter malaise. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend. Please stay safe and healthy, Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 24 others liked this

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Bussia Cicala Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Oh Conterno…how I am grateful for thee and thou still in my “cellar.” Every time I drink this is reminds me to hunt for more aged Conterno. An expensive reminder. — 10 days ago

Ron, Scott and 6 others liked this

Giacomo Ascheri

Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Aced this blind, though I felt the palate weight does lean more towards a Langhe Nebbiolo by convention.
Like the blinded Margaux on the table, the nose led with Morello cherries, but without new oak and more layers such as aromas of dried roses, leather, star anise, and earth. The trademark Nebbiolo tannins and acidity on the palate was what scored the clincher for me. Lighter than expected for the level of tannins, but I felt it was still balanced especially with the mouth-filling mid-palate fruit (mixed berries here). Finishes with spice and fresh acidity. It’s a dangerous drink given how elegant it is at 14.5% abv. Best red of the night!

NB: The 2017 Blue Label Ascheri Barolo was made with a blend of fruits from La Morra, Verduno, and Serralunga. Fermentation was a 50% mix of 15-day batch and 25-day batch with submerged cap. Aging was for 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels (70% new oak and 30% used) and for 12 months in stainless steel before bottling. It’s interesting to note how little wood character was imparted into the wine using large format barrels, despite the high percentage of new oak. I would imagine that one of the roles of this cuvée at Ascheri is just to season the new barrels for use in the better cuvées.
— 17 days ago

Ira, Tom and 13 others liked this

Diego Conterno

Dolcetto D'Alba 2019

Had some with the winemaker. Think I liked this better than his Barolo… — 12 days ago

Brent, Josh and 6 others liked this

Diego Conterno

Ginestra Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Nice to meet the winemaker….Uncorked — 12 days ago

Brent and Anthony liked this

Azienda Vitivinicola Nervi

Conterno Il rosato Nebbiolo 2020

Grapefruit, grilled lemon, peach skin, bright ⚡️ — 3 days ago

Tom, Josh and 9 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba 2019

Just when I thought good Barbera was extinct. Hard candy, wet stones. Mixed berries with lean acidity and an unexpected tannic kick at the end. Perfect with homemade pomodoro. — a month ago

Andrew, Ira and 12 others liked this

Giacomo Montresor

Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

Dark garnet hue. Aromas of chocolate, cranberry, dried fruit, earthy, eucalyptus, licorice, prunes, raspberry, and tar. Medium-plus body, with medium-plus tannins and medium-plus acidity. Smooth and rounded on the palate with a touch of oak on the finish. — 7 days ago

Paolo Conterno

Riva del Bric Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Happy Mother's Day weekend, part I — 11 days ago

Brent liked this