Aldo Conterno believes that the production of the highest quality wines is a result of the balance between mixing tradition with innovation.
The Colonello 2008 is no exception to this belief as the wine of this cru gives itself with firm determination by playing on the most classical elements of Nebbiolo vine and its spicy notes.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 95
"The 2008 Barolo Colonnello is impressive. It shows gorgeous richness and depth in its focused, energetic fruit. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices are woven together beautifully in the 2008 Colonnello. The elegant side of Barolo comes through, but with an extra degree of muscle. The oak, sometimes noticeable in this bottling, is very well-integrated. Floral notes are woven throughout the finish. The Colonnello often gives the impression of being early to mature relative to the estate’s other Baroli, but the 2008 is surprisingly powerful and structured."
Wine Spectator (WS): 96
"Round and supple, with a fleshy profile enveloping pure cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. Ripe and harmonious, with no shortage of structure. A mineral element emerges on the tight finish."