2018 Monchiero Montanello Barolo
Easily the finest edition we have seen of this wine.
Jancis Robinson 17.5+/20 – “Pale, shaded ruby. Nose still quite restrained. Lots going on here underneath the surface with real refreshment value. Feather-light and dry but not drying on the end. Though the flavours remind me of highly polished shoe leather.”
94 Points, Gary Walsh – “So fragrant. Cherry, raspberry, a cool mint and sage perfume, autumnal with it, and a little spice. It’s medium-bodied, stony and quite ‘mineral’ in feel, succulent and aromatic, cool and lacy, a juicy red fruit flavour, some earthiness, and a long finish that’s all crushed rocks and sweet red fruit. So much charm, but kind of bony and delicate too. Beautiful.”