The 2006 Barolo from the prominent and great Conterno family is a magnificent opulent italian red wine from The vineyard “Romirasco”. The prominent aromas of Barolo in youth are evident- violet, red currant, licorice. Upon maturation- floral notes are joined by peppery tones, black fruits and leather flavors. The acidity and tannins are beautifully balanced.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92+
"The 2006 Barolo Romirasco offers up a refined bouquet of spices, menthol, plums, prunes and French oak. This is an especially rich, sensual Barolo from Conterno. The Romirasco spends an additional 3-4 months in oak than the other single-vineyard Barolos, and in 2006 the wine seems especially marked by sweet vanillin and spices. The tannins also carry the signature of fresh oak. If the wine finds its center and integrates its oak it will merit a higher score, but for now the balance of the finest vintages seems elusive..."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 95
"Good deep, saturated red. Wild cherry, caramel, licorice and minerals on the nose; an essence of Barolo. A compellingly sweet, opulent '06 with captivating minerality giving definition and verve to the very rich middle palate. The explosive finish features outstanding vibrancy and huge toothdusting tannins that reach the front teeth. The Romirasco vines date back to 1937, according to Giacomo. A great showing today"
Wine Spectator (WS): 97
"Rich and round, this lush style is both supple and intense, displaying a strong mineral and iron edge to its plum and black cherry flavors. A cascade of sweet spice and fruit takes it out as the structure and fruit intertwine."