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2008 Aldo Conterno Barolo
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89(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Good deep red with ruby highlights.  Dark fruits, violet and licorice pastille on the nose and palate.  Juicy and energetic but a bit youthfully tough today.  Strong acidity is currently suppressing the wine's texture.  This wine is made from 20- to 35-year-old vines spread throughout the large Bussia area.  Since 2004, 20% of this wine has come from vines in the village of Barolo (the Favot vines that reached 20 years of age), so the Conternos dropped "Bussia" from the label.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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