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1988 Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Riserva (Speciale) Monfortino Nebbiolo - Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Monforte - Red

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Monforte

Red Nebbiolo
Score
95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2009 VF: 1998-2013
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Author Ricknat1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.332%
Tasted On 12/27/2009
Drink Dates 2009+

magnificent from the first scent. Massive animalistic nose of dark fruits, chocolate and something floral, followed by an explosion in the mouth of earth and dark fruits. This haas all the complexity of a great aged Barolo, but much more fruit forward with a hint of something stewed, but delicious. I think this wine cannot get better than it is and I would rebuy it for current drinking in a heartbeat. 95.

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