A soft, open Barolo, the 2011 Monfalletto captures the breadth and generosity of the year in spades. Dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and leather are some of the notes that blossom in the glass, but the Monfalletto is above all else a wine of volume and pure textural resonance. Although quite open and juicy now, the 2011 has enough stuffing to drink well for many, many years. Now that the Monfalletto has been bottled, it is even better than it was from tank. On this day, I actually preferred it to the Bricco Gattera.
-- Antonio Galloni 93 Vinous