Aldo Conterno Barolo 'Cicala' 2008

"The grapes in this are grown in more clay soil than Colonello, which is sandy. Love the aromas of strawberries and flowers. Pure fruit. Even hints of strawberry leafs. Full body with chewy tannins. This needs more bottle age than the Colonello. Don't touch for at least five years." 96 points, James Suckling

"The 2008 Barolo Cicala is beautifully focused and vibrant from start to finish. It boasts fabulous energy and sheer tension in its ripe red berries, spices, crushed flowers and mint. All the elements come together beautifully in this pure, delineated Barolo. Huge, powerful tannins provide the backdrop for layers of cool, mineral-infused fruit. There is a pulsating energy to the Cicala that is absolutely irresistible. This is another fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028." 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 

"There's fine depth to this red, like a grand cru red Burgundy, with a silky texture framing black cherry, black currant and tar flavors. Solidly built, this features a deceptively charming exterior that conceals firm tannins. The finish evokes violet and black cherry notes. Best from 2016 through 2035." 95 points, Wine Spectator

"Full, bright ruby-red. Deep aromas of black cherry, cassis, licorice, minerals and menthol. Rich, sweet and broad, with a lush texture and impressive fullness to the black fruit flavors. Less easygoing today than the Colonnello but more filled in. Finishes with granular tannins and impressive length." 93 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Aldo Conterno Barolo 'Cicala' 2008

Italy, Piedmont, Barolo.
Grape 1:
Nebbiolo (100%)
Off Dry