Monchiero Barolo del Comune di Castiglione Falletto 2016
Monchiero is nestled in the picturesque commune of Castiglione Falletto in the Barolo region. The terroir here is amongst some of the greatest you will find in all of Piedmont. There's a belt of vineyards in Castiglione Falletto that some refer to as the Chambolle-Musigny of Piedmont and Monchiero sit right within this patch. These are ultra-traditional terroir driven wines of the highest order.
Wonderful perfume of roses, raspberry and red cherry, with almond, new leather, fennel and spice tucked underneath. It’s medium-bodied, supple and succulent ripe red fruits, dense but powder fine tannin, slight orange peel flavour, cool acidity, and a long finish. Castiglione though and through for its effortless combination of perfume, finesse and restrained power. No question 2016 has delivered yet another outstanding wine here. Tasted: April 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $115; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2022-2034+; Rated: 95+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Medium-depth red colour with a tint of purple, and a bouquet of kid leather with pot-pourri and dried-herb notes. The wine is big and bold, full-bodied and loaded with tannins which are firm yet supple. Tension and persistence, with superb balance and line. A solid Barolo. (A commune Barolo which is 100% Pernanno cru) Tasted: June 2020; Price: $150.00; Drink: 2020-2038; Rating: 95 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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