Giacomo Conterno Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1961

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Conrad Green Delectable Pro

This is awesome. Very fresh. Iodine, rockpools, dark plum, licorice. This is vibrant, clean and aromatic. Violets, tar, black cherry. This is long, complex and, frankly, amazing. What a bottle. This’ll be a pensioner next year!

This is awesome. Very fresh. Iodine, rockpools, dark plum, licorice. This is vibrant, clean and aromatic. Violets, tar, black cherry. This is long, complex and, frankly, amazing. What a bottle. This’ll be a pensioner next year!

9.8

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Pale with tawny orange and a bit cloudy. A haunting nose. soft dried orange peel, roses, and a lifted menthol note. Very pretty and long.

Pale with tawny orange and a bit cloudy. A haunting nose. soft dried orange peel, roses, and a lifted menthol note. Very pretty and long.

9.6

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

M’s bday dinner (10/12). Tasted blind. Where are we taken after three straight killer DRC’s?This is a good place. Amber color. Translucent and light in appearance. Tell tale old Italian nose. Notes of dried roses petals, dried red cherries, black truffles, pepper, a little dark earth and a wisp of black tar. Rich and palate coating in the mouth. Complex. For a 58 year old wine, this needed all of its probably 7+ hours of air to deliver another amazing experience. Thankful to have a friend who loaded up on this years ago so we get to check in once a year on it. Reinforced my belief this is my favorite old Barolo. Always delivers for us.

M’s bday dinner (10/12). Tasted blind. Where are we taken after three straight killer DRC’s?This is a good place. Amber color. Translucent and light in appearance. Tell tale old Italian nose. Notes of dried roses petals, dried red cherries, black truffles, pepper, a little dark earth and a wisp of black tar. Rich and palate coating in the mouth. Complex. For a 58 year old wine, this needed all of its probably 7+ hours of air to deliver another amazing experience. Thankful to have a friend who loaded up on this years ago so we get to check in once a year on it. Reinforced my belief this is my favorite old Barolo. Always delivers for us.

9.7

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Very pure. Blue fruit. There’s something unexpected on the nose. Herabaceous? Surprisingly young fruit. Defies reason by a couple of decades. Really interesting, sour, and bright. A bit wow.

Very pure. Blue fruit. There’s something unexpected on the nose. Herabaceous? Surprisingly young fruit. Defies reason by a couple of decades. Really interesting, sour, and bright. A bit wow.

9.5

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Orange red, translucent and thin. Nose that screams old Barolo has notes of rose petals, sweet cherry, a little tar. Thin in the mouth at first but this just grew and grew in intensity over the evening. Very aromatic. Comes off as the youngest of the bottles we've had of this. It always has performed amazingly well and tonight that trend continues.

Orange red, translucent and thin. Nose that screams old Barolo has notes of rose petals, sweet cherry, a little tar. Thin in the mouth at first but this just grew and grew in intensity over the evening. Very aromatic. Comes off as the youngest of the bottles we've had of this. It always has performed amazingly well and tonight that trend continues.

9.7

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Reddish brown, translucent. Nose of tea, herbs, caramel, and over time dried rose petals. Very round and palate coating in the mouth. Great balance and structure. At age 55 this is still drinking at a great plateau. Maybe a step below a few of the past versions of this but nonetheless it's outstanding.

Reddish brown, translucent. Nose of tea, herbs, caramel, and over time dried rose petals. Very round and palate coating in the mouth. Great balance and structure. At age 55 this is still drinking at a great plateau. Maybe a step below a few of the past versions of this but nonetheless it's outstanding.

9.6

Michael Pitts Delectable Pro

Lights out!

Lights out!

9.7

Keith Browning

Alas, totally gone. Surprising, and disappointing

Alas, totally gone. Surprising, and disappointing

6.1

David Wanek

Both still really good. ‘61 is maybe best wine I’ve ever had. ‘55 still hanging in there. More intellectual and less fruit.

Both still really good. ‘61 is maybe best wine I’ve ever had. ‘55 still hanging in there. More intellectual and less fruit.

9.8

Bryan Thomas

1958/1961 - splitting hairs on which was better - massive wines that still needed another 10years if not more

1958/1961 - splitting hairs on which was better - massive wines that still needed another 10years if not more

9.5

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