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2015 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI

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ITEM 8463750 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
5 $105
Item Sold Amount Date
I8512606 1 $105 Nov 6, 2022
I8482837 1 $105 Oct 16, 2022
I8473752 2 $105 Oct 9, 2022
I8414304 1 $105 Sep 4, 2022
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RATINGS

97James Suckling

Coal dust and graphite with some very attractive, sweetly ripe plums and cherries. Tarry accents, too. The juicy tannins are captivating, drawing fresh and zesty red-fruit flavors in long, upbeat fashion. Launches long and holds in succulent, impressive form.

96The Wine Advocate

These calcareous limestone clay soils, with lots of iron and magnesium, traditionally allow for more finesse and lighthearted elegant aromas...offers great structure and a richness that really sticks to the palate.

94Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of French oak, baked plum, vanilla and roasted coffee bean are front and center, while a whiff of menthol plays backup...full-bodied palate reflects the nose, offering espresso, licorice and fleshy black cherry alongside taut, close-grained tannins that leave a drying close.

93Wine Spectator

Marked by new oak, this red sports plum and cherry fruit that offers sweetness, as well as notes of leather, tar, spice and tobacco. Dense tannins ply the finish, yet this finds balance, if in a more muscular style.

93+ Vinous / IWC

Medium in body, with lovely detail...shows the more finessed side of the year nicely.

REGION

Italy, Piedmont, Barolo

Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wine appellations. In fact many cognoscenti of Italian wines consider Barolo to be the apex of Italian winemaking. Barolo is sometimes referred to as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” partly because until the mid-19th century Piedmont was owned by the noble House of Savoy, the historic rulers of northwestern Italy. And the Savoys had a taste for Nebbiolo. Nestled into the rolling hills of Langhe, the Barolo DOCG includes 11 communes, one of which is the town of Barolo. There are 4,200 vineyard acres in the appellation and since the late 19th century growers have tried to identify their best vineyards. By marketing some vineyards as better quality than others, Barolo producers have followed the Burgundian custom of making single vineyard, or “cru” vineyard bottlings. As in neighboring Barbaresco, the Barolo DOCG requires that wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. Barolo was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to DOCG status in 1980. Barolos must be aged at least three years, at least two of those years in wood. Barolos are tannic and robust and generally need at least five years to soften into complex, earthy wines.

TYPE

Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.