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Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 2009

Jeffery Lindenmuth - April 2014

From a Barolo visionary comes this bright, yet very robust red, stacked high with aromas of black cherry, licorice, violets, and saddle leather and a flavor that delivers crushed berry and cherry—big, ripe, and chewy—with nicely integrated oak and spice. A blockbuster style that shows impeccably pure fruit, this still youthful wine is built to last.
Score: 95
Cost: $1,500
Cases: 250

Note: Wine Spectator rates on a 100-point scale. 95–100: Classic, a great wine. 90–94: Outstanding, superior style and character. 80–89: Good to very good, a wine with special qualities. Prices listed are average wholesale case prices. All ratings are taken from Wine Spectator with permission. Wine Spectator School professional courses are now free with a WineSpectator.com membership ($49)