Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto 2012

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SKU 3362

750ml

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Intense garnet in color, the nose shows floral and spicy notes perfectly blended: tobacco, cherries, cocoa and fresh raspberry highlights. The palate is rich, full-bodied and elegant. Food Pairing: An aristocratic wine that finds its match with game, jugged hare, braised beef, chamois, saddle of venison, wild boar, deer and pigeon. Superb with dishes garnished with white Alba truffle: cardoon flan with fondue and duck ravioli.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Cordero di Montezemolo
  • we93

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.

Kerin O'Keefe, December 1, 2016
  • ws90

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.

Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2016
  • wa89

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.

Monica Larner, June 2016