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Fontanafredda Barolo 2011 Wine Review

Fontanafredda Barolo 2011

Fontanafredda Barolo 2011

Piedmont DOCG, Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $30.15

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(EXPIRES May 26, 2019)

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Fontanafredda

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Surprisingly numble and elegant for Barolo, which usually strikes a much deeper chord. Great mouth-watering acidity for tangy tomato and meat sauces. Full-bodied and smooth with aromas of tart cherry.

Barolo food pairings: red meats, especially braised or roasted served with a rich red wine reduction, hard cheeses such as pecorino and parmesan, the older the better, quality dark chocolate.

This Fontanafredda Barolo 2011 was reviewed on December 2, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Cherry, mint, earth, red licorice and leather aroma and flavors. Finishes with soft tannins that linger long past the taste.
Alex & Priya - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Priya: Smells like my backyard on a wet Fall day - leaves and wilting flowers with some honey. Nice robust fruit and soft tannins. A great intro to Barolo - easy, approachable and not too dry - something New World wine lovers could drink and not feel too distant from. 89pts


Alex: Very lacy texture here, a solid entry-level example displaying the classic beauty of nebbiolo in a lighter, easier-to-drink style. Pretty, elegant tar, rose and orange zest aromatic profile with just ripe black cherry fruit. Excellent balance and plenty of length, this will age gracefully for another 10 years but is delicious now as well. Great value. 90pts
Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Tart cherry, leather, with lots of aromatic herbs. In addition, tobacco leaf with lots of earthy nuances. Full body, racy and perfumed with stunning length. Floral and mineral with a fresh midpalate, grippy tannins and a silky finish. Great value barolo for the price
Richard Lavoie rated this wine as 89/100
Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy, purchased this estate in 1858 and started making wines. Fast forward a few decades and the estate is now owned by entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti. This wine is full-bodied and well-structured with good aging potential. On the nose and palate, it’s robust with notes of plum, cherry and spice, and hints of leaves and roses.
Sharon reviewed this wine as follows:

Actually a 2010

1 Member would buy this wine again

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