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1960s Barolo Tasting at Alto


This was a dinner held by David hamburger of Acker Wines and hosted by Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate.  The wines were al Barolos from the 1960s and were served in four flights after numerous delicious hors d'oeurves and champagne

Flight one was the 67 Ceretto, the 67 G. Mascarello and the 64 Prunotto, which were served with an Involtini of Partridge with caramelized plum, wild mushrooms, endive and vin cotto. wine of the flight was the G. Mascarello.

This was followed by an amazing pasta of braised snail ravioli, robiola cheese, chanterelles and a healthy dose of black truffles.  Michael Whites restaurants are the best places to have pasta in Ny right now.  The wines we a 64 Pira, 62 Vietti and 61 M. Mascarello, which I could not post the tasting note because it is not in the database.  The Vietti and the Mascarello were both gorgeous, but entirely different, with the Vietti being complex and portlike and the Mascarello all smoke and tar and earth and strength.

The next flight was served with an incredible amish veal chop, roasted whole, deboned, sliced and then quick roasted in cipolline onions, grille dendive and pancetta cream sauce.  Veal with lardons and cream :).  The wines were  a 61 Marchesi, 61 Terre, a 61 Fontanafredda and a 61 Gaja.  The Gaj blew the others away, no contest.

With the cheeses came the big guns, a 61 G Conterno, a 64 A Conterno and finishing with the 68 G Conterno Monfortino Riserva. The 64 held its own with the Monfortino which is a testament to the Monfortino which is from an off year.

Spending an evening learning from Antonio is a treat and the experience led me to purchase Conternos this morning.  I love old Barolos.
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sounds fantastic.
Year, Name, Varietal, Country, Region, Appellation, Color Drink dates Score(s)  
Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Riserva (Speciale) Monfortino
1964 Giacomo Conterno - Barolo Riserva (Speciale) Monfortino
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Monforte
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Aldo Conterno - Barolo Riserva Speciale
1964 Aldo Conterno - Barolo Riserva Speciale
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Monforte
Comm: 2009-2009
94
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Giacomo Conterno - Barolo (Cascina Francia)
1961 Giacomo Conterno - Barolo (Cascina Francia)
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Serralunga
Comm: 2009-2009
91
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Gaja - Barolo
1961 Gaja - Barolo
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo
Comm: 2009-2009
93
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Fontanafredda - Barolo
1961 Fontanafredda - Barolo
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo
Comm: 2009-2009
89
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Terre del Barolo - Barolo Riserva Speciale
1961 Terre del Barolo - Barolo Riserva Speciale
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo
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Marchesi di Barolo - Barolo
1961 Marchesi di Barolo - Barolo
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo
Comm: 2009-2009
90
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Vietti - Barolo Castiglione
1962 Vietti - Barolo Castiglione
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Castiglione Falletto
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Enrico Pira e Figli (Chiara Boschis) - Barolo Riserva
1964 Enrico Pira e Figli (Chiara Boschis) - Barolo Riserva
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo
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Alfredo Prunotto - Barolo Bussia
1964 Alfredo Prunotto - Barolo Bussia
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Monforte
Comm: 2009-2009
91
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Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio - Barolo
1967 Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio - Barolo
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Castiglione Falletto
Comm: 2009-2009
95
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Ceretto - Barolo Zonchetta Brunate
1967 Ceretto - Barolo Zonchetta Brunate
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - La Morra
Comm: 2009-2009
90
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