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Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 James Suckling
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 122124
Deep garnet color, with perfectly mixed floral and spicy qualities in the nose. Notes of licorice, cherries in liqueur, cacao and fresh raspberries. Rich, full-bodied and elegant on the palate.
This is an aristocratic wine that finds its ideal match in game, jugged hare, braised beef, chamois, roe buck saddle, wild boar, venison, and pigeon. Superb with dishes garnished with white truffles from Alba, like cardoon flan with fonduta and duck ravioli.
The 2008 Barolo Monfalletto is a classy wine bursting with sweet red fruit, flowers and mint. The 2008 shows gorgeous finesse from start to finish in a feminine style that is hugely appealing. A vibrant, floral finish adds lift and energy. This is a delicious 2008 from Cordero di Montezemolo. I would not be surprised if the wine develops very well in bottle. It is all class and elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023.
Good medium-deep red. Cooler on the nose than the '07, offering scents of sour cherry, raspberry, wild herbs, minerals and brown spices. Intensely flavored, floral and juicy, with an enticing sugar/acid balance that presages a positive evolution in bottle. Less sweet and fleshy than the 2007, showing slightly austere mint and menthol notes toward the back. Finishes with a strong dusting of building tannins and lovely lift.
A rich, dense red, exhibiting cherry, currant and tobacco flavors, with hints of tar and menthol. The beefy tannins lend a compact feel and a dry, tactile sensation on the finish, but this shows balance overall. Best from 2015 through 2030.
This is very perfumed and pretty with roses and dark fruits and just a hint of toasted oak. Full body, with polished tannins and a lightly chewy tannic mouthfeel. It's long and delicious. More delicate palate compared to the nose.