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1999 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Azienda Vitivinicola Giacomo Conterno   details
Appellation: Barolo - Piemonte - Italy (DOCG)
Type: red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$295.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: December 1, 2002 , Stephen Tanzer (IWC)
95 points "Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec '02 Rated: 93-96 Good full red. Knockout floral perfume on the nose, along with marzipan and underbrush. Densely packed but wonderfully fresh, with powerful spine and terrific grip. A wine of great verve and energy. Finishes with palate-staining fruits and flowers. Tannins are firm but thoroughly buffered by the wine's sheer material. Member Reviews: Average rating: 5.00 (1 ratings) Underated Vintage By Franey10819735, February 03, 2006 Steve is right-on with this review. Most Wine publications have seriously overlooked this excellent Piedmont Vintage. 5.0 of 5 Stars"
rated: October 1, 2006 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
98 points "Monfortino is justifiably celebrated as one of the world’s very greatest red wines. The Monfortino witnesses no temperature control; no matter how high the fermentation temperatures may go, there is no intervention on the part of the Conternos. The wines are then racked into their respective botti for elevage. The Wine Advocate The 1999 Barolo Riserva Monfortino takes things to another level, hard as that may be to believe. It is deeply expressive in its aromatics, with breathtaking nuances of roses, menthol, spices and licorice that emerge from the glass, melding seamlessly onto the palate where complex layers of dark ripe fruit captivate the taster in an endless counterpoint of aromas, flavors and sensations that are hard to fully capture with mere words. Boasting much intensity and a more full-bodied structure than the 1998, with building tannins that define the eternal finish, it is wine to taste now and over the next 6-9 months before it begins to shut down. Sampled from both bottle and magnum, it is a remarkable wine in every way, and is sure to take a place among the great Monfortinos of all time. Those fortunate enough to own Monfortinos from the recent string of vintages dating back to 1995 as well as the equally promising 2000 and 2001 will no doubt enjoy debating the merits of these remarkable wines for years and decades to come. The 1999 Monfortino remains one of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2039. Score: 98. —Antonio Galloni, October 2006. " Best 2014-2039
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