G. B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero, Barolo DOCG, Italy 2009
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: Italy: Piedmont
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Critic Score: Burlotto's 2009 Barolo Vigneto Monvigliero is exceptional. A creamy, totally layered Barolo, the Monvigliero stands out for its texture. The use of whole clusters in fermentation – highly unusual in Piedmont – gives the 2009 a sense of aromatic lift and brightness that is quite welcome in this hot vintage. An intriguing mélange of tar, licorice and dried flowers leaves a lasting impression. The Monvigliero isn't for everyone as sometimes it can be a bit eccentric, but in 2009 all the elements come together with impeccable grace. There is little doubt this is one of the wines of the vintage. Tasted May 2013. 95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.