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2015 Cordero di Montezemolo Monfalletto, Barolo DOCG, Italy

$49.99 USD $55.99 USD

Monfalletto is a name registered to the Cordero di Montezemolo family. However, the 2015 Barolo Monfalletto actually sees most (about 70%) of its fruit come from the Gattera cru and the rest from the Annunziata vineyard, both located in La Morra. The family feels that Monfalletto could be its own MGA, but that never happened. In the portfolio lineup, this wine counts as the entry-level Barolo, or a "classico" Barolo, as this category is more appropriately known locally. The wine offers elegantly minty aromas with more red fruit aromas than black fruit per se. There are distinct floral notes of violets and rose bud that give the wine an immediately attractive and accessible personality.

93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Rose, iris, exotic spice, toast and balsamic notes of camphor mingle with whiffs of French oak. Full-bodied with good intensity, the palate offers dried cherry, cranberry compote, coffee bean and licorice framed in tightly knit, close-grained tannins that leave a firm finish.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

A whiff and caress of new oak wraps around the ripe cherry, licorice and eucalyptus flavors in this medium-bodied red. Spice notes linger on the tobacco-tinged finish.

92 Points Wine Spectator