Andres Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World 2007, awarded for Tasted 100% Blind
95 / 100 Points
Barolo del Comune di Monforte d’Alba “Essenze” 2013
Medium deep ruby red colour with a lighter rim. Fine nose, layered and complex with floral hints, dried rose, raspberry, cherry, plum, chocolate shavings and a hint of earthy black truffle. The palate is dense and full, very fine and caressing tannin, silky texture with a bright freshness underneath, lovely fruit with wild raspberry, ginger and clove notes, and a long vigorous and intense finish. Already tempting but certainly potent for long ageing.