Bel Colle

Riserva Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo

9.116 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.4

The nose is pleasant but a bit musty and tired, like I’ve rented a 150 year-old farmhouse on the coast of Ireland for a quiet weekend away. Upstairs, in an old sock drawer, is an ancient bag of potpourri containing dried herbs, crusty rose petals, and lumpy brittle strawberries that mingle with the peat and damp hay drifting through the air. The palate is fresher, brighter, the same but somehow newer, like the proprietor of the old house, a 30-ish strawberry blond named Fiona, whose great-great-grandfather built this place with his bare hands, has burst through the front door to greet me with a wink and wry smile. Like her, this wine is feminine but not delicate, stout but not burly, complex but not ostentatious. I’ll spare you any further indulgence of this tortured metaphor, but this wine is nearly everything you want in a mature Barolo – the acid is bracing in a good way, the tannin fully resolved, the balance exquisite, the length prodigious.

The nose is pleasant but a bit musty and tired, like I’ve rented a 150 year-old farmhouse on the coast of Ireland for a quiet weekend away. Upstairs, in an old sock drawer, is an ancient bag of potpourri containing dried herbs, crusty rose petals, and lumpy brittle strawberries that mingle with the peat and damp hay drifting through the air. The palate is fresher, brighter, the same but somehow newer, like the proprietor of the old house, a 30-ish strawberry blond named Fiona, whose great-great-grandfather built this place with his bare hands, has burst through the front door to greet me with a wink and wry smile. Like her, this wine is feminine but not delicate, stout but not burly, complex but not ostentatious. I’ll spare you any further indulgence of this tortured metaphor, but this wine is nearly everything you want in a mature Barolo – the acid is bracing in a good way, the tannin fully resolved, the balance exquisite, the length prodigious.

May 29th, 2020
Shana Wall

Beautiful bottle... Smooth, layered... Even better over the course of the next hour in decanter. Great value. 👍👍🍷

Beautiful bottle... Smooth, layered... Even better over the course of the next hour in decanter. Great value. 👍👍🍷

Nov 17th, 2015
John Clinton

Altri Commune

Altri Commune

Apr 1st, 2017
Jason Karley

Birthday Barolo

Birthday Barolo

Apr 24th, 2016
Frank Kuo

Black tea, dried apricot, dressed with chocolate on the nose. Taste of black tea, dressed with sweetness, bitterness of coffee, and tannins. Lingering aftertaste of a mix of tea, brownies, and tannins. Pleasant experience. Had a 2nd bottle 6 months later. notice some zest of tangerine, and spice.

Black tea, dried apricot, dressed with chocolate on the nose. Taste of black tea, dressed with sweetness, bitterness of coffee, and tannins. Lingering aftertaste of a mix of tea, brownies, and tannins. Pleasant experience. Had a 2nd bottle 6 months later. notice some zest of tangerine, and spice.

Nov 2nd, 2015
JKT

Wire rack second left 2b JR

Wire rack second left 2b JR

Jan 3rd, 2016
Maciek Krupa

Chief Wine Officer at WINYFY, Sommelier

9.2

Maciek had this 5 years ago

Maciek had this 5 years ago

Apr 11th, 2015
Michael Meyer

Michael had this 2 years ago

Michael had this 2 years ago

Oct 12th, 2018
Rajeev Muttreja

Rajeev had this 3 years ago

Rajeev had this 3 years ago

Oct 29th, 2017
Alan Snitow

Alan had this 3 years ago

Alan had this 3 years ago

Oct 6th, 2017