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Plus a few younger wines, and a little Barbera and Dolcetto, here's the first half of the alphabet. The wines are from 2 favorite Italian cellars (in Italy, that is), and are guaranteed, as always.
The former owner of the Giacomo Conterno bottles in this offer writes: “As you know, Aldo and Giovanni Conterno divided property in the early 1980s after the death of their father. They also divided the bottles which at that time were still in the cellar, many dating back decades. Among them the 1927 and 1937 – all still without labels. Both Aldo and Giovanni Conterno used their 1960s / early 70s labels when the sold the old bottles. However for the vintage indication they had to improvise something, and they wrote the vintage by hand. Apparently Aldo Conterno also sold his part of the old vntages (I have never seen any so far) and he used his own labels from the 60s.”
Very aromatic with beautiful fruit – raspberry, wild strawberry, and herbs, and mineral/clay; all of those on the palate and gorgeous ripe tannin – there is plenty of structure, and this looks like benchmark Rocche – chalky, a little austere now, with great depth and promise — presently a little somber in character, but with beautiful balance, and very elegant and fine. A great wine. JW
A very aromatic and terroir-driven wine, with the chalk of Monvigliero showing bright and citrusy. There are fine truffle aromas too, and wild strawberry fruit; a long and vivid finish – terrific wine. Quite ripe but with cut and softer tannin – as with many 2009s not hard to drink now, and perhaps not a wine for the really long haul. Also a really fine value for the very high quality of the wine. JW
Fabio Alessandria says that the component vineyards for this wine gave “fruit with perfect maturity.” Certainly the wine shows great balance, elegance, and depth, along with good freshness, lift, and energy that runs counter to many 2011s. In May it was quite approachable – a wine merchant’s dream, in fact. Jamie Wolff
Some big news at Canonica: he’s added a parcel of vines in Grinzane Cavour and will have another 800 bottles of Barolo, thus increasing his production by about 30%! I tasted Canonica 2010 at the cellar twice this spring, and as always the wine calls to mind some of my favorites, showing great finesse and a bit of edgy rusticity that adds complexity – think B. Mascarello, G. Rinaldi. It’s very classic aromatically; medium body with great freshness and intensity; savory with a bit of balsalm, mint, liquorice, and beautiful, rich wild cherry fruit. Overall a great success, reflecting the fine balance in the vintage’s best wines. JW
This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th.
A consistently excellent wine — we've been lucky to get to taste this several times in the last few years. It needs a lot of time to breathe, and then it provides a classic example of fully mature Nebbiolo. Jamie Wolff
Like some other very good Piedmont 1974s, this wine has a nice amount of fruit, and it's well-balanced — actually quite elegant. From an over-looked vintage, this is a fine value.