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Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2015
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Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2015

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750ml
$199.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Poderi Aldo Conterno
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The vineyard "Cicala" [meaning: balm-cricket] is about 40-45 years old and the vines are replanted from time to time. The new wine is decanted several times before transfer to oak casks where it is aged and refined.
Wine Advocate
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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.

Monica Larner, June 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
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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.

Bruce Sanderson, February 29, 2020
Vinous
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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.

Antonio Galloni, February 2020