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    Barolo 1978
    Monfortino Riserva Speciale, G. Conterno
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    "This is a magical bottle. Conterno's 1978 Barolo Riserva Speciale Monfortino is a decidedly darker and more brooding Barolo than the 1971. Here the fruit is explosive and multi-dimensional as the wine blossoms with extraordinary elegance and grace. The finish is round, powerful and all-enveloping. The two wines are fascinating to taste side by side, as the 1971 was made from purchased fruit while the 1978 is the first vintage Conterno made from their then-recently planted vines in the Cascina Francia vineyard, yet stylistically they are remarkably similar. Barolo freaks will note that both the 1971 and 1978 are labeled as Riserva Speciale, a designation that was eliminated when Barolo gained DOCG status in 1980." (100 pts. Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb. 2012)


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    June, 2019
    21st Friday
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