Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonello 2008

$117.00

SKU 05190

750ml

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The vineyard "Colonnello" is about 40-45 years old and, to maintain it, its vines are replanted from time to time. The main variety of Nebbiolo is Michet and its rootstock is 420 A.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Aldo Conterno
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorRound and supple, with a fleshy profile enveloping pure cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. Ripe and harmonious, with no shortage of structure. A mineral element emerges on the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2035. 200 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, February 28, 2013
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Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Barolo Colonnello is impressive. It shows gorgeous richness and depth in its focused, energetic fruit. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices are woven together beautifully in the 2008 Colonnello. The elegant side of Barolo comes through, but with an extra degree of muscle. The oak, sometimes noticeable in this bottling, is very well-integrated. Floral notes are woven throughout the finish. The Colonnello often gives the impression of being early to mature relative to the estate's other Baroli, but the 2008 is surprisingly powerful and structured. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033.

Antonio Galloni, April 2012