Giacomo Conterno

Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2008

pikant & würzig
Nebbiolo 100%
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2050
Verpackt in: 12er
Lobenberg: 100/100
Gerstl: 20/20
Suckling: 99/100
Galloni: 98/100
WS: 97/100
Parker: 96–98+/100
Gambero Rosso: 3/3
Italien, Piemont
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2008


Lobenberg: Monfortino. Weißer Lehm und Eisen in der heißen Mitte des Amphitheaters Cascina Francia. Penibelste biologische Weinbergsarbeit. Handarbeit aus winzigen Erträgen. Im Holz vergoren, im großen Holz für viele Jahre ausgebaut. Ein Kultwein auf dem gleichen Level wie die Granbussia von Cousin Aldo Conterno. Power, ungeheuer tannin- und säurereich und doch Massen an ultrazarter roter Kirsche. Marzipan, helle Schokolade, feiner Tabak. Zum Kauen dicht, Teer und Lakritze, und doch auch extrem definiert und voller Finesse. Zeit geben und nach 20 Jahren niederknien vor diesem Monument. 100/100


Gerstl über: Barolo Riserva Monfortino

-- Gerstl: Der war nur 6 Jahre im Fass eine Ausnahme, normalerweise 7 oder sogar einmal 8 Jahre. Kommt nächstes Jahr in den Verkauf. Extrem feiner, beinahe zarter Duft aber sagenhaft vielschichtig, ganz feine Frucht, rotbeerig, feine Kräuter, ein Hauch Teer, schwarze Trüffel, ein unglaublich sinnliches Parfüm. Die totale Feinheit am Gaumen, dennoch beinahe explosiver Auftritt, was für ein sagenhaftes Aromenbündel, das ist ein Traum, diese absolut perfekte Harmonie, diese Kraft, diese Feinheit, diese Fülle, ein göttliches Getränk. 20/20


Suckling über: Barolo Riserva Monfortino

-- Suckling: This is one of the most balanced and harmonious Monfortinos that I ever tasted. Aromas of dried rose petals and oranges. It's full-bodied yet compacted and tight. Tannins are perfectly managed. It makes you want to drink it now with its balance and finesse. All in harmony. This is from one of the latest harvests ever - started October 29. So fabulous and so perfect now. Why wait? But will age for decades. 99/100


Galloni über: Barolo Riserva Monfortino

-- Galloni: I don't think I have tasted a more refined Monfortino than the 2008. The aromatics alone are pure seduction. Weightless, refined and silky on the palate, the 2008 is all about finesse rather than power. Sweet cherry, plum, rose petal, lavender, dried herbs and spices are all beautifully delineated in the glass, but it is the wine's soaring personality that makes the deepest impression. Two thousand eight is an unusual year. An unexpected cold snap arrived in late October that extended the season while presenting the conditions for the grapes to develop extraordinary perfume. This fruit was harvested on October 31 and November 1, late even by Conterno's standards. The 2008 spent six years in barrel (rather than seven) and therefore one additional year in bottle before being released. I would not be surprised if Conterno makes the same decision for some vintages again in the future. The 2008 Monfortino is pure seduction. 98/100


WS über: Barolo Riserva Monfortino

-- WS: Monolithic. Menthol, earth, underbrush and tobacco flavors lead off, with submerged sweet fruit. An intense array of mineral details emerges, persisting through the long aftertaste. Fresh and balanced, with a long life ahead. One of the wines of the vintage. 97/100


Parker über: Barolo Riserva Monfortino

-- Parker: The 2008 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is pure excitement. The bouquet alone is alluring, but then the wine begins to open up on the palate, revealing extraordinary depth. An explosion of fruit follows as dark berries, mint, roses, incense and tar flesh out in all directions. Huge, powerful tannins frame an extraordinary finish. This is going to be a thrilling Monfortino to follow over the coming years and decades. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2048. 96-98+/100


Gambero Rosso über: Barolo Riserva Monfortino

-- Gambero Rosso: Once again at the top with an impeccable version, expressive nose and resolution of its tannic texture. It is a true archetiype in its category. 3/3 Gläser

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Giacomo Conterno

Roberto Conterno ist ein Traditionalist: 35-tägige Maischegärung! Natürlich keine Barriques, sondern traditionelle Botti, keine Schönung, keine Filtration.