1958 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino, Barolo Riserva

This wine still has medium ruby colour, with a touch of haziness. The aromas is so intense and complex that it has dried herbs, road tar, mint, rose tea, tree barks, leather and trace of sour cherry. It is dry with barely medium acidity, barely medium bodied and barely medium alcohol. The tannin is fine grained in nature at medium level. On palate it gives quite high intensity red cherry, licorice, spice box, British tea, leather and traces of dried rose and tar. Long length. (93) I wish I could meet him 10 years ago.

Tasted on 7 January 2017