1964 Giacomo Conterno Barolo

- 750 ml
98
WS
Availability: Out of Stock
$379.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
26645-750-AI

Sokolin 1964 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Tasting Notes:

With the amount of vigor and power that resides within this beauty, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's around a decade old. This old horse has many miles ahead of it still, and it shows as soon as you get your first whiff of its aromatic cocktail. Red fruit, caramel, leather, and cedar notes are among the most noteworthy scents, and they translate well to the palate, with a dense and creamy mouthfeel permeating the whole experience. Baking spices and vanilla come to the forefront at one point, bringing that warm oven-baked nostalgia into play. It's a wine that plays with your heartstrings like they're harp strings, a thoroughly emotional experience.

It's got everything you'd want from a Barolo, and then some. Dedicate it to a friend or dazzle your guests at the next dinner party - the choice is yours. We do suggest drinking it sooner rather than later, though.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1964
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer G.Conterno: A gorgeous, rich history. A tradition that has kept them at the top of the mountain for years and years. A passion that rivals that of every legendary winemaker you can think of. Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is a marvelous winery, and it doesn't take too long to get acquainted and fall in love with their unique style. Consistency is one of the key virtues a winery can aim for, and Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard achieves their goal effortlessly, making every vintage one to remember for decades. Without a doubt, they hold a spot as one of the most integral and influential wineries in all of Chassagne-Montrachet. Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard create wines that are in very high demand, so being able to find a reliable contact is important. Luckily, you need only look towards our selection of their best wines, bottles that can brighten the room or help you set the mood as you dim the lights with that special someone.
Rating 98 WS
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Barolo: Barolo have cemented their spot as one of Italy's most famous and desirable achievements, decorating the cellars of every serious wine collector. While the grape they're made from is rather dark and dusty-looking, the elixir that comes from this varietal is an almost crystal clear, light red, like a pair of seductive lips glistening in the candlelight.
OWC No
Varietal Nebbiolo
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