Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2015
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
|Brand||Poderi Aldo Conterno|
The 2015 Barolo Bussia Cicala is like a little steam train that keeps pushing forward. The wine shows the forward momentum and power of the vintage, imparting ripe and rich primary intensity along the way. This steady and elegant expression of Nebbiolo reveals dried blackberry, tar, licorice, smoke and white truffle. The wine's approach is broad and textured as it rolls over the palate. Some 6,000 bottles were produced.
Feels a bit overripe, showing cooked plum, leather, licorice, sandalwood, toasty and vanilla flavors. The tannins are gruff, though overall the balance leans to the dry side. Delivers fine length, with a graphite note emerging on the mouthwatering aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2047. 500 cases made, 87 cases imported.
The 2015 Barolo Cicala is an attractive wine, if taken on its own terms. Light in both color and body, the 2015 is pretty, but not especially typical nor expressive of this Monforte site. Sweet dried cherry, crushed flowers, cedar, licorice and white pepper add bright aromatic top notes. In 2015, vintage dominates over site character.