Poderi Aldo Conterno

2009 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 Points 
The 2009 Barolo Romirasco is an incredibly rich and powerful wine and by far the most elaborate of the bunch. Those oak-driven notes of spice and toasted nut will require many more years of bottle aging until they fully integrate, but the wine certainly shows the girth and consistency to bring it forward over time. Lingering notes of mocha, espresso, cola, dark spice, plum and dried blackberries complete the finish. Don’t even think of opening this bottle anytime soon. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. (6/2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 Points 
(this spent 31 months in oak): Medium red color seemed to deepen with aeration. Redcurrant, plum, spices and earth on the nose, complicated by grilled herbs and exotic flowers. Plush, sexy and deep, with layered flavors of strawberry, marzipan and dried flowers. Offers an exciting combination of breadth with fresh acidity. The very long finish features a wave of dusty ripe tannins. From a vineyard dating back to 1937, with an average vine age of 65 years, according to Conterno. The deepest of these 2009s. (12/2013)

Wine Spectator: 94 Points 
Intense and fragrant, sporting cherry, licorice, leather and spice aromas and flavors, with an underlying mineral element that melds with the tannins to leave a chalky sensation on the finish. Very harmonious and long. Best from 2016 through 2029. (12/2013)

James Suckling: 92 Points 
Very pretty aromas of plums, chocolate, berry and flowers. Full body, with an orange peel, plum and nutty edge to it. Chocolate too. Delicious now but better in 2015. (7/2013)