Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva

Giacomo Conterno

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Snapshot
Vintage: 1961
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: Barolo
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Nebbiolo
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 95
A comparison of two 1961s from Giacomo Conterno is next. Conterno’s 1961 Barolo Riserva Speciale Monfortino is, not surprisingly, deeper and more intense in all of its dimensions. Iron, smoke, graphite, leather, and sweet tobacco wrap around a core of dark fruit in a Barolo that packs a serious punch, especially considering its age. This is a superb bottle.