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Fontanafredda Barolo 2011

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There are 7 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Sylvain Larivière reviewed this wine as follows:

V. Rivest 2016-11-09 La Presse:
À Barolo, c'est le cépage nebbiolo qui règne et compose la totalité de toutes les cuvées. Fontanafredda présente un très bon 2011, d'un excellent rapport qualité-prix (les prix du Barolo démarrent habituellement autour de 50 $). Des arômes bien typés de terre fraîche, de feuilles de tabac et de thé, de fraise et de fleurs séchées. Issu d'un millésime chaud, il offre une bouche presque suave, avec les tanins très présents et fermes du cépage, mais mûrs et enrobés. Complexe, très savoureux et d'un équilibre irréprochable. Se bonifiera sur au moins 8 à 10 ans, voire beaucoup plus. Pour en profiter maintenant, passez-le en carafe et servez-le avec un boeuf braisé aux carottes, ou une pièce de viande rouge saignante avec champignons sauvages ou betteraves.
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
Alex & Priya 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
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.
Rebecca Meir-Liebman 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.
Richard Lavoie rated this wine as 89/100
Sharon reviewed this wine as follows:

Actually a 2010




Natalie's Review

Fontanafredda Barolo 2011, Piedmont DOCG, Italy: 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. Drink: 2015-2019. 20214 14% XD 750 mL  $30.15 Score: 89/100. December 2, 2015  Full Review

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