Verduno. Cask sample. Tasted blind. Maturing mid ruby with orange tinges. A little candied but no doubt because it is a tank sample. Fragrant, fine and elegant leafy cherry-fruit palate. Lovely succulence and transparency and with a fine, tannic spine. Something for burgundy lovers. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032
Alessandria’s 2013 Barolo Monvigliero is a deep, sensual wine. Striking Monvigliero aromatics make a strong first impression in the classy, impeccably balanced Barolo. Pliant and deep in texture, with plenty of structure, the 2013 appears to be headed into a period of slumber from which it is not likely to awaken any time soon. Readers will have to be patient, but Alessandria’s 2013 Monvigliero is a super-classic Barolo in the making.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2043
Robert Parker 95
“The 2013 Barolo Monvigliero opens to a glowing garnet color with bright ruby highlights (that will slowly fade and diminish as the wine continues its evolution). The bouquet is fresh and tonic with wild blueberry, lavender, violet and orange zest. You get many of those ethereal and elegant nuances so often associated with the versatile Nebbiolo grape. Keep this beautiful wine for the next 20 years or so.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040