Verduno. Total skin maceration of 24 days and aged for 26 months in large oak casks. Aged further for three months in stainless steel before bottling. Bottled mid December 2017. Everything the straight 2014 Barolo has, but magnified. Beautiful pure cherry fruit and bags of powdery tannins. Still youthful. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028
The 2014 Barolo Monvigliero has really tightened up after its recent bottling. Today, what comes through is an unusually potent, virile expression of Monvigliero, rather than the more aromatic, perfumed style that is typical of both this site and wine. Readers should expect a brooding, classically austere Barolo that is going to need a number of years to unwind.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2044
Robert Parker 93
“The 2014 Barolo Monvigliero is the top-shelf expression from this storied estate in Verduno. This is a compact and firm red wine with a delicate delivery of aromas. It starts off with red currant, spice, mild tobacco and powdered licorice. There are pretty floral tones of rose hip and lavender that are characteristic of this celebrated vineyard cru. Only 6,000 bottles were made.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035