(2004 Vintage) Aldo Conterno’s family has been producing great Piedmontese wines for more than five generations. Since setting up on his own after splitting with his brother Giovanni (who kept the Giacomo Conterno label), Aldo has been in the front rank of Piedmontese producers. He has been an innovator of great importance and the dynamism which engendered such innovation has been passed onto his sons, who now run the winery. Conterno produced no Barolo in either 2002 or 2003 it is good to see the return to form in the 2004 vintage. This has a dood depth of ruby/garnet colour. The 2004 is perfumed and approachable. read more...On the nose, it has the classic Nebbiolo aromas of rose petals and a Pinot-like strawberry character. On the palate, the tannins are ripe and supple, providing a good backbone for the rounded, generous berry fruit. Long and elegant to the finish. (hide)
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07.
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/05/2012