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Aldo Conterno Colonnello Bussia 2010

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Aldo Conterno Colonnello Bussia 2010,  98 points Wine Spectator

 **Collectibles** A beautifully crafted Barolo, with ripe cherry, plum, leather, spice, mineral and smoke elements. Starts off supple and approachable, but the gripping tannins soon move in, securing the lengthy, spice-filled finish. An underlying mineral vein adds depth. Best from 2018 through 2036.  (12/2014)

97 points Wine Enthusiast

 **Cellar Selection** It opens with varietal aromas of leather, tilled earth, underbrush, truffle and berry. The intense palate delivers black cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon, clove and licorice alongside velvety, teeth-coating tannins and brisk acidity. Usually the most accessible of Conterno’s single-vineyard Barolos, the 2010 is loaded with energy and destined for lengthy aging. Drink 2020–2040.  (10/2014)

95 points Antonio Galloni

 The most open of the 2010s, the 2010 Colonnello has a wonderful immediacy to it. Dark cherry, plum, cloves, new leather, menthol and a hint of oak. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backbone for a core of explosive fruit in this racy, extroverted wine. The Colonnello marries the round, supple personality of this site with the classic sense of structure and tannin of the year. If I were going to open any of Conterno’s 2010s before age ten it would be the Colonnello, but even then I would try to hold off. Quite simply, this is one of the very best Colonnellos in recent memory.  (1/2014)

95 points James Suckling

 A fabulous nose of minerals, fresh roses, dark fruits. This is full bodied with a powerful structure of gorgeous subtle fruit and polished tannins. Great wine for 2010. Better in 2017.  (4/2014)

94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

 Showing an increased level of heft and concentration, the 2010 Barolo Bussia Colonnello is aged a few more months in Slavonian oak compared to the base Barolo from the celebrated Bussia cru. Oak spice, leather and tobacco are folded within bright notes of dark cherry and cassis. The wine imparts a sophisticated and thickly textured sensation on the finish. Colonnello is only at the very beginning of its bottle evolution. Drink: 2017-2030. (ML)  (7/2014)

94 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

 Good full red, deeper than the 2009. Pure but tight aromas of licorice, flowers and minerals are lifted by a peppery nuance. Juicy and scented but ungiving today, with strong minerality contributing to the impression of energy. Big, broad, sandy tannins currently cut off the wine’s fruit but its finishing grip and outstanding inner-mouth tension suggest that it will be very long-lived. This should ultimately surpass the 2009, which is much more generous today. 94(+?) points.  (11/2013)

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 3 x 3 x 11 in

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