Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto 2012
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
|Brand||Cordero di Montezemolo|
Wine EnthusiastExotic spice, French oak, mature berry, menthol and a floral note are some of the aromas you'll find on this structured red. The ripe, chewy palate presents mature black cherry, raspberry compote, espresso, licorice and aromatic herb while firm fine-grained tannins provide support. Drink 2019-2027.
Wine SpectatorLeans toward the herbal side, with sage, eucalyptus and juniper flavors. Showcases dense, grainy tannins, yet this is long and fresh on the finish. Decant. Best from 2018 through 2030. 3,500 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThis is among Cordero di Montezemolo's standout wines, but I am less enthusiastic about the 2012 Barolo Monfalletto. The bouquet appears dry and streamlined with chalky and leathery tones that blow off quickly enough. The wine feels and tastes a bit older than it should. The appearance is thick and dark, and the wine exhibits a heavy texture in the mouth.