Roll Out the Baro­los

Poderi Aldo Conterno is one of the most im­pres­sive wine es­tates in all of Italy—per­haps in the world. From its great vine­yards in Barolo, the win­ery makes some of the most ex­quis­ite red wines on the planet. Its Romi­rasco, Ci­cala and Colon­nello are highly

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Aldo Conterno Barolo Ci­cala 2011 A chewy and rich Barolo with dried mushroom, berry and hazel­nut char­ac­ter. Full body, round and silky tan­nins, and a long, flavour­ful fin­ish. Lay­ered and com­plex. Bet­ter in 2018, but so de­li­cious now.

96 points Aldo Conterno Barolo Ci­cala 2010 Shows more roses and min­eral char­ac­ter than Colon­nello. Full body, with a beau­ti­fully round mouth­feel and depth of fruit. A chewy, rich wine for the vin­tage. Drink now.

93 points Aldo Conterno Barolo Ci­cala 2009 The aro­mas of crushed berries, flow­ers and co­coa are en­tic­ing. Full to medium body, with soft tan­nins and a fresh, clean fin­ish. Very re­fined. Bet­ter af­ter 2015.

92 points Aldo Conterno Barolo Ci­cala 2008 The grapes in this are grown in more clay soil than Colonello, which is sandy. Love the aro­mas of straw­ber­ries and flow­ers. Full body with chewy tan­nins. Needs more bot­tle age­ing than the Colonello. Don’t touch it for at least five years.

96 points Aldo Conterno Barolo Ci­cala 2007 Stun­ning, with liquorice, flow­ers and dark fruits all over. Full, su­per-silky and sexy. I’m in love with this wine. Will age for decades, but har­mo­nious and beau­ti­ful now. Gor­geous.

93 points

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