Oddero, Barolo Vignarionda Riserva 2009Regular price €218.00
From one of the most desirable vineyard districts in Barolo, and drinking well already.
Just beginning to approach its finest years, this is the essence of the Vignarionda vineyards from a sun-drenched vintage.
‘Good bright red with garnet tinges. Forward, ripe red fruits, coffee, tar and spearmint on the nose are lifted by a bright blood orange topnote and a brown spice element typical of Nebbiolo Rosé. Then supple and surprisingly soft in the middle for a Riserva but in keeping with the vintage’s characteristics, with an earthy and pliant quality to the sweet spice, dried candied rose and strawberry jelly flavours. Finishes long with building tannins but also suave. This open-knit Barolo is a major success for the vintage and is quite ready to drink. Drinking window: now-2032.’
95/100 Ian D'Agata, TerroirSense
‘Again, this wine is typically released ten years after the harvest, and so in the case of the 2009 Barolo Riserva Vignarionda, we are right on time. Balsamic notes and lovely shades of spearmint lift from a bouquet that offers so much green and herbal intensity. This is a delicate and ethereal expression and a very special wine that has little primary fruit or secondary aromas left. The bouquet has moved fully into the tertiary realm with those fleeting and ephemeral perfumes that rise so gently… Drinking window: 2019-2035’
96/100 Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Bottle size||750 ml|