2016 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI (750ml)

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Cordero di Montezemolo's wines are very pretty. This is particularity true in 2015, a vintage associated with ripe, generous fruit – the Monfalletto is very Pinot Noir. With beautiful aromatics of dried flowers, lavender and violets followed by delicate textures and elegant tannins on the palate, the wine is most seductive. Generally the wines of La Morra do have more elegant, smooth tannins. Predominately sandy soils provide the harmonious elegance that is the hallmark of La Morra. Any visit to Barolo should include a panoramic, patio lunch at Bovio – a spectacular view of the Barolo region from the La Morra hill. The Barolo Enrico VI hails from grand cru Villero located across the vista south east in Casteglione Falletto, altogether a different wine. I love what they do with Nebbiolo at Cordero di Montezemolo.

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Fruit for the Cordero di Montezemolo 2016 Barolo Enrico VI is drawn from a two-hectare parcel in Villero, in Castiglione Falletto. This subzone shows especially sharp and focused aromas in this gorgeous 2016 incarnation, and indeed, that brilliant linearity is what pops out first and foremost when you evaluate the bouquet of this iconic Barolo. Wild cherry, summer plum, white stone, limestone, cola and camphor ash emerge with balanced intensity. The Enrico VI is framed by very fine and silky tannins that add a firm backbone. This wine is tightly stitched together and ready for extra cellar time.

97+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)

The 2016 Barolo Enrico VI is bright, translucent and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, mint, pine, spice and sweet red cherry are all beautifully lifted. Medium in body and precise, with stunning nuance, the 2016 is a positively stellar wine that shows the more refined side of the Villero cru. Villero Barolos can be a bit tough, especially in the early going, but the 2016 Enrico VI is a super elegant and classy exception.

95+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2020)

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