Comm. G. B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero 2019

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$989.63 SGD

100 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, August 2023

This wine feels like a delicate whisper in the ear that tickles and taunts but gets its message across. The Comm. G.B. Burlotto 2019 Barolo Monvigliero definitely spoke to me thanks to its immediate complexity that transcends wild strawberry, aromatic herb, white pepper, orange peel, hazelnut, truffle essence, autumnal leaf, cinnamon and pencil shaving. I could go on. The first vintage made was 1982, and Monvigliero famously sees whole cluster fruit to add to those spicy and herbaceous aromas that are so delicate and fleeting. Fabio Alessandria's other important Barolos, like Castelletto and Acclivi, are made with destemmed grapes, but whole cluster fermentation fits in with the characteristics of the Monvigliero cru. Fabio explains that the use of full bunches is not about gaining structural power per se; it's about obtaining complexity. The 2019 vintage is all about energy and tension, and although the nature of the vintage is a bit closed in its youth, this wine is poised for long aging.

I enjoyed several visits to Comm. G.B. Burlotto in the preparation of this report and had the opportunity to sit down with Fabio Alessandria to discuss his thoughts on 2019. He considers this an "old style" vintage that resulted in wines with tension and vertical lift. Thankfully, there was no hail. The wines show more energy, he says, and are not excessively concentrated, especially in his neck of the woods in the Verduno village. However, they will need more bottle aging. In terms of alcohol, acidity and tannins, he thinks 2019 is very similar to 2013. He says 2018 was a more accessible vintage, but 2019 is a vintage to buy and hold. - Monica Larner

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