2016 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Villero (750ml)

2016 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Villero (750ml)

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"These are some of the finest Barolos I have tasted from Claudio Fenocchio, the single-vineyard wines in particular are terrific. Over recent years, Fenocchio's Barolos have often shown signs of brilliance, but they have also been inconsistent. The lineup of 2016s is impressive, although I did find the straight Barolo less interesting, both relative to the best wines in the range and also its peer group." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

"Woodland-berry, new leather, camphor and fragrant blue-flower aromas align in the glass. Showing youthful tension and depth, the palate is still immaturely austere but delivers juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry and licorice alongside firm, refined tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it well balanced. Drink 2024–2041." 96 points/Cellar Selection - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2020)

"Rich and decadent red with strawberry, walnut, meat and tile aromas. It’s full-bodied with round, chewy tannins that are ripe and polished. Extremely opulent, but not overdone. Drink after 2023" 95 points - James Suckling (27 Jun, 2020)

"The 2016 Barolo Villero is a powerful, clenched wine. Then again, that's Villero. Readers will have to be patient, that much is clear. White pepper, chalk, dried flowers, dried red cherry and mint open up over time, but the 2016 is sinewy and nervous in feel, with just enough fruit to keep things in balance. Hints of sage, tobacco, leather and menthol add the closing touches of complexity." 94 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, June 2020)