2010 Comm. G.B. Burlotto "Monvigliero" Barolo
From the most celebrated vineyard in the village of Verduno, this dazzling wine opens with an enticing bouquet of exotic incense, violet, cedar, leather, moist earth, pine forest and a whiff of smoke. The focused palate delivers layers of dark cherry, clove, cinnamon, thyme, balsamic notes and mineral alongside supple tannins. It's incredibly elegant. (KO)
What incredible intensity of fruit here yet it is refined and balanced. Full body, reserved tannins and a wonderful depth of fruit. Decadent. Tar character. Better after 2016.
The 2010 Barolo Monvigliero is as reticent as it is beautiful. With time in the glass, some of the aromas and flavors start to release, but the 2010 is mostly a wine of texture at this stage. Whereas the 2009 was open and resonant, the 2010 is a wine that demands the taster's full attention. Bright red berries, mint, spices and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that flow through to the chiseled finish. Hints of iron, savory herbs, tar and game add to this super-distinctive Barolo. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Presenting a light garnet appearance, the 2010 Barolo Vigneto Monvigliero boasts a playful touch of sweetness on the bouquet that comes as a pleasant surprise after the austerity and tightness of its sister wine, the Barolo Acclivi. Ripe cherry and blackberry coat the palate and the wine reveals lush layers of soft spice, tobacco and leather. At this young stage, it is characterized by mild intensity and moderate persistency. (ML)