Cordero di Montezemolo 'Enrico VI' Barolo DOCG 2011


Jancis Robinson 17/20 Points!

Italy
750mL
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" 100% Nebbiolo from a single vineyard in the Villero cru, in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto. It is one of the most historical and prestigious hillsides of Barolo appellation. The vineyard is differentiated by calcareous and micronutrient-rich soil. Particularly compact clay, elevated average age vines and southern exposure at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level results in a powerful, complex wine.

A Barolo of high standing, both austere and complex. Deep red garnet in color. Delicately spiced bouquet (notes of eucalyptus, licorice and menthol), mature fruit (liqueur soaked cherries, blackberries and prunes) and hints of violets and medicinal herbs. Powerful on the palate, lightly acidic and fresh. Lasting finish.

Wine of longevity that evolves slowly and continually in the bottle. Tremendous expression over decades. Timeless. An aristocratic wine that finds its ideal match with game, jugged hare, braised beef, chamois, roe deer, wild boar, venison, and pigeon. Superb with dishes garnished with white truffles from Alba, like cardoon flan with fondue and duck ravioli."
Cordero di Montezemolo


This is a big wine to begin with, but the 2011 Barolo Enrico VI is among the biggest yet. The vintage heat has conspired to further enrich and concentrate the dark and structured fruit that characterizes the Villero cru in Castiglione Falletto. The bouquet is spicy and bold with blackberry, dried cherry, tar and licorice. In the mouth, the wine offers bold structure, tight tannins and a distinct sense of nobility. This Barolo gives you a lot to chew on both figuratively and literally. 

Monica Larner, eRobertParker.com, June 2016


 

Jancis Robinson 17/20 points!
Mid crimson. Low-key ripe nose. Lots of mulch mixed with cough-medicine herbs. Interesting! It certainly makes an impact. Needs time. Clean on the finish. 
Jancis Robinson, March 2015