giacomo conterno, barolo, francia 2016
VINOUS
97

2016 giacomo conterno, barolo, francia

Why We're Buying

Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia is an enticing wine that captures a sense of place. It brings out the best of its rolling hillside terroir, producing an explosive red wine with striking red fruit, spice, smoke, and tar flavors. This stunning Barolo also appreciated 73.5% from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
97

Vinous

Conterno’s 2016 Barolo Francia is effusive, with a real sense of expansiveness that gives the wine breadth. Sage, mint, cedar, tobacco and strong mineral accents complement a core of dark fruit in a Barolo of real gravitas. Just bottled a few months ago, the 2016 is going through a very rare period of approachability (in relative terms). It will almost certainly shut down within the next few months. Readers who are curious will want to taste it before that happens. In 2016, Roberto Conterno did not bottle his flagship Monfortino, all the casks were blended for the Barolo Francia.