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Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo

9.5660 ratings
9.6261 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Pale with tawny orange and a bit cloudy. A haunting nose. soft dried orange peel, roses, and a lifted menthol note. Very pretty and long.

Pale with tawny orange and a bit cloudy. A haunting nose. soft dried orange peel, roses, and a lifted menthol note. Very pretty and long.

Jun 5th, 2019
Mike Saviage

M’s bday dinner (10/12). Tasted blind. Where are we taken after three straight killer DRC’s?This is a good place. Amber color. Translucent and light in appearance. Tell tale old Italian nose. Notes of dried roses petals, dried red cherries, black truffles, pepper, a little dark earth and a wisp of black tar. Rich and palate coating in the mouth. Complex. For a 58 year old wine, this needed all of its probably 7+ hours of air to deliver another amazing experience. Thankful to have a friend who loaded up on this years ago so we get to check in once a year on it. Reinforced my belief this is my favorite old Barolo. Always delivers for us.

M’s bday dinner (10/12). Tasted blind. Where are we taken after three straight killer DRC’s?This is a good place. Amber color. Translucent and light in appearance. Tell tale old Italian nose. Notes of dried roses petals, dried red cherries, black truffles, pepper, a little dark earth and a wisp of black tar. Rich and palate coating in the mouth. Complex. For a 58 year old wine, this needed all of its probably 7+ hours of air to deliver another amazing experience. Thankful to have a friend who loaded up on this years ago so we get to check in once a year on it. Reinforced my belief this is my favorite old Barolo. Always delivers for us.

May 27th, 2019
Conrad Green

Tawny and a little cloudy. Dried strawberry, camphor, delicate forest floor, dried apricot, soft cherry, emerging spice and a very ethereal floral note. Like delicate aged burgundy with a subtleness, elegance and length that is heartbreaking. The fruit with time in glass is subtle and delicious with soft orange edges. Wonderful stuff. A real treat.

Tawny and a little cloudy. Dried strawberry, camphor, delicate forest floor, dried apricot, soft cherry, emerging spice and a very ethereal floral note. Like delicate aged burgundy with a subtleness, elegance and length that is heartbreaking. The fruit with time in glass is subtle and delicious with soft orange edges. Wonderful stuff. A real treat.

Nov 11th, 2018
James Forsyth

Older Monfortinos have a dry iced tea quality to them. Or at least I think so. Rose petals, dried cherry and dried orange peel add complexity. A rare bird. A rare treat.

Older Monfortinos have a dry iced tea quality to them. Or at least I think so. Rose petals, dried cherry and dried orange peel add complexity. A rare bird. A rare treat.

Oct 31st, 2018
Tara Rowland

Post service beaut. Stunner 🔥🌟

Post service beaut. Stunner 🔥🌟

Sep 24th, 2018
Conrad Green

Very dark wine. A thick nose of tar, dark oily fruit, black olives, floral notes, cherry. This is spectacular but dense- particularly alongside the other great Italian wines we’ve had tonight. Amazing stuff but hard to taste through right now. In 10-20 years this could be one of the most transcendent red wines ever. There’s that much quality material... but at the moment it’s tight as hell. Wonderful potential.

Very dark wine. A thick nose of tar, dark oily fruit, black olives, floral notes, cherry. This is spectacular but dense- particularly alongside the other great Italian wines we’ve had tonight. Amazing stuff but hard to taste through right now. In 10-20 years this could be one of the most transcendent red wines ever. There’s that much quality material... but at the moment it’s tight as hell. Wonderful potential.

Aug 10th, 2018
Conrad Green

Very pure. Blue fruit. There’s something unexpected on the nose. Herabaceous? Surprisingly young fruit. Defies reason by a couple of decades. Really interesting, sour, and bright. A bit wow.

Very pure. Blue fruit. There’s something unexpected on the nose. Herabaceous? Surprisingly young fruit. Defies reason by a couple of decades. Really interesting, sour, and bright. A bit wow.

Jun 29th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Tawny color, looks younger than the 78 Giacosa next to it. Almost opaque. Notes of tart cherries, rhubarb, black fruit and earth. Silky in the mouth. Seems young still. The Monfortino is more rich and round than the Giacosa but the Giacosa is more complex and intriguing. A memorable mano y mano battle, thanks Murray!

Tasted blind. Tawny color, looks younger than the 78 Giacosa next to it. Almost opaque. Notes of tart cherries, rhubarb, black fruit and earth. Silky in the mouth. Seems young still. The Monfortino is more rich and round than the Giacosa but the Giacosa is more complex and intriguing. A memorable mano y mano battle, thanks Murray!

May 28th, 2018
Ed Lehrman

1952 in 12.9 L format! Hard to say—first night was solid with plenty of life but a little clunky in the mid-palate and VA on the nose. Day 2 it settled down but lacked intensity. Also, the wine was topped with olive oil—new one for me but supposedly a practice in the old days for large formats like this. Big ass bottle in any case. Had to be siphoned!

1952 in 12.9 L format! Hard to say—first night was solid with plenty of life but a little clunky in the mid-palate and VA on the nose. Day 2 it settled down but lacked intensity. Also, the wine was topped with olive oil—new one for me but supposedly a practice in the old days for large formats like this. Big ass bottle in any case. Had to be siphoned!

May 20th, 2018
James Forsyth

1982 Monfortino. I love this wine. I last had it at the epic magnum vertical in London a few years ago with Vinous. At the end of the night I saved one bottle to put on the shelf, this wine (ok, the other reason was that my better half is of this vintage, but the wine had to be incredible too!). It has an iced tea quality, incredible complexity and grip. Legendary.

1982 Monfortino. I love this wine. I last had it at the epic magnum vertical in London a few years ago with Vinous. At the end of the night I saved one bottle to put on the shelf, this wine (ok, the other reason was that my better half is of this vintage, but the wine had to be incredible too!). It has an iced tea quality, incredible complexity and grip. Legendary.

Feb 4th, 2018