Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero 2011
VinousSweet red cherries, plums, menthol, smoke, tobacco, mint and licorice are some of the notes that meld together in the 2011 Barolo Monvigliero. Sensual, layered and creamy on the palate, the 2011 speaks to balance above all else. Ripe, silky tannins add to an overall impression of finesse. It's hard to say much else, except that the 2011 hits all the right notes. What a gorgeous wine this is.
Wine SpectatorGraphite and spice aromas signal this expressive red, whose cherry, licorice, leather and tar flavors stand up to the dense tannins. Balanced, with sweet cherry and tar notes adorning the finish. Best from 2018 through 2029. 580 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastScents of woodland berry, rose petal, grilled herb, anisette and a balsamic note emerge on this firmly structured wine. On the robust palate, white pepper, licorice, sage and a hint of toast weave through the black cherry core. You'll also detect the warmth of alcohol on the close. Drink 2018-2028.