Giacomo Conterno

Giacomo Conterno

Cerretta Barbera d'Alba 2017

Delectable Wine

The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Cerretta is rich, unctuous and super-expressive, its recent bottling notwithstanding. Ripe red cherry, plum, blood orange, hard candy and spice develop in the glass, but what surprises me most about the 2017 is how polished and refined it has become during the course of its aging. Of course, the 2017 needs time to be at its best, but it is certainly off to a great start. The natural richness and intensity of the year are so well-balanced here, while the wine's breadth will emerge even more fully with time. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 5 days ago

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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Riserva Antichi Vigneti Propri Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1964

Old Nebbiolo nose with sour cherry on palate for first two hours, then rose and red fruit for next hour, then as it was just hitting its stride it was gone - we finished it. Next time need to be more patient, if I’m lucky enough for a next time. Purchased from Walker Wines who has great old Nebbiolo offerings. — 8 days ago

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Colonnello Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Wound super tight on open. A three hour decant helped a lot. Black fruit, dried herbs and caramel aromas. Tobacco, tar and spiced red fruit preserves. Still quite bright for 10 years old. #barolo. Time will be this bottle’s friend. #poderialdoconterno — 9 days ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2000


2000 Conterno Monfortino Barolo Reserva. Decanted 1.5 hours before serving and it was still opening up. Could easily have decanted this 3 hours in advance. Still, it was approachable and a very elegant wine. Tons of tannin and structure. ACan see how this wine will develop into a superstar. Really plush wine. Dark fruit on the front, oriental spice, cedar and earth notes on the finish. — 16 days ago

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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1978

On opening, I felt like this was a bit simple and fruit forward.l, but give this an hour! The color is a beautiful tawny with browning on the edges. On the nose: tar, charcoal, roses, leather, dried flowers and raspberry. On the palate, fantastic acidity, dense dried red fruit, currant, strawberry, rose, leather, charcoal, amazing complexity, and still dense tannic finish. Stunning and near perfection. — 2 days ago

Peter, Amr and 6 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Don't open all your old wines yet, this thing will be over on Easter... You'll still need some for later in life.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

I wish I could open some old bottles. It’s the perfect time to enjoy them over a good meal and a good book, but, without smell what’s a wine?
Aravind Asok

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Sorry to hear about your lost sense of smell. Hopefully you recover it quickly.

Giacomo Fenocchio

Bussia Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Blueberry yoghurt, cassis, jammy, violet, rossana, dusty, wet rock, leather, dry aged meat, wet underbrush. Very fresh. Medium tannins. Seems like it was aging too fast. Che culo! — 14 days ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba 2007

Showed so much better than last bottle, really great bottle of barbera — 9 days ago

Giacomo Fenocchio

Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

So much about this says Burgundy, but ultimately it is the tannins that give it away. Florals, iron, and olives, with a firm clamp of tannins at the end. Old school. — 9 days ago

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Giacomo Montresor

Alfio Moriconi Selection Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2013

Drinking the 2013 in 2020. Excellent wine. Deep rich color. Thick long lasting legs. Earthy nose rich with peet. Big flavor, rich with ripe fruit and an earthy finish.. wonderful dinner wine to pair with pasta or steak. — a month ago

Giacomo Montresor

Veneto Pinot Grigio

I really liked this wine. A favorite Italian grape. Versatile with various foods. I’d absolutely buy this again. This is exactly what I want in a white: Mild oak, lots of fruit. If you are a classic Chardonnay drinker, this ain’t it for you. But if you want something more than a fruit juice Pinot Grigio, this is the Schesznik. — 15 days ago