The 1995 Barolo Riserva Monfortino is another potent, old-school Monfortino. Over the last few years it has entered a gorgeous plateau of early maturity. Dried herbs, licorice, tar, leather and dried rose petal all open in the glass. The 1995 is burly and powerful, yet also the sort of wine that is compelling in its allure.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Robert Parker 94
1995 Barolo Riserva Monfortino- Dark ruby. Patience, patience. The 1995 reveals all of the classic Monfortino aromas of tar, licorice, and super-ripe fruit, with more evolved sensations of leather and truffles, though the wine is still incredibly shut down, revealing just the barest hint of the massive fruit that today is hiding behind an imposing wall of tannins. Will another five years of bottle age be enough to coax this wine’s personality out of its shell? 94/drink after 2010, 11/05