Giacomo Conterno   Barolo Riserva Monfortino

2014 Barolo Riserva Monfortino

By Giacomo Conterno

2014 Barolo Riserva Monfortino by Giacomo Conterno – A Keynote Barolo for Discerning Investors

The elusive allure of the 2014 vintage rests upon its complex narrative; a tale of challenging climatic conditions masterfully crafted into a lavish symphony by the venerated hands of Giacomo Conterno. This remarkable feat is embodied exquisitely in the 2014 Barolo Riserva Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno.


Rising Triumphantly from the Rains

The 2014 growing season in Piedmont was marked by unseasonably heavy rains and cooler temperatures which presented vintners with a challenge comparable to Neo's journey through Matrix. And yet, defying expectations, Giacomo Conterno sculpted adversity into opportunity echoing his prowess in this stunning vintage.


Eloquence in a Bottle

The 2014 Barolo Riserva Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno is immaculate in this vintage, exuding a distinctive mineral undercurrent wrapped delicately in layers of dark cherries, sweet tobacco and autumn leaves. This makes it a true standout among other fine wines from Italy, embodying the ethic of producing perfection from hardship.


An Investment Potential Ripened to Perfection

While demonstrating its prowess as an unforgettable experience for the palate, this wine also uncovers immense promise for the judicious investor. Its testament to overcoming adversity, coupled with its exquisite finesse and overwhelming critical acclaim offer surety that it will climb to greater heights in future valuations.


A Symphony of Flavours

This fine wine releases a resonant melody of rich fruit tones immaculately layered with earthier notes of truffle, leather and rich soil, tapering off with a velvet-trimmed tannin structure. A crescendo that culminates in an encore of sublime elegance and persistence, hinting at promising longevity and evolution in the bottle.

The 2014 Barolo Riserva Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno is more than a simple demonstration of winemaking prowess. It's a persuasive testament to outstanding viticulture and vinification techniques, representing an exemplary case for the potential and benefits of fine wine investment. This incomparable vintage not only offers sensory delight but also robust asset appreciation - a resounding duet that rings beautifully in an oenophile investor's ears.

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Tasted from barrel, with about one year to go before it will be bottled, the 2014 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is shaping up to be a true icon. From an analytical point of view, this vintage records slightly higher tannins (compared to 2013), and this is something winemaker Roberto Conterno looks to with attention, especially because his entire philosophy and methodology prizes longevity. What I find most interesting here is the sheer density and plumpness of the fruit that defies our expectations of this cooler vintage. That dark fruit richness is perfectly measured to the wine's structural backbone. That relationship between fruit and tannin is ultimately what gives this wine such a precise sense of balance. I will be able to give a final score to this wine in one year's time.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2019

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