vietti, barolo, villero riserva 2010
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99
JAMES SUCKLING
98

2010 vietti, barolo, villero riserva

Why We're Buying

Vietti Villero Riserva costs $400+ per bottle, and that might be a bargain. It continues to earn 100-point ratings from critics, an annual testament to its divine quality. Wine critic Robert Parker extolled the 2009 vintage saying, "In a word, the 2009 Barolo Riserva Villero is magic. I'm not sure I understand how Luca Currado does it. With his wizard's wand, he achieves a level of purity and intensity that I have rarely ever seen in Barolo or any other Italian appellation for that matter." Parker gave the wine a 100-point rating, too.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Luca Currado is on a roll. This is the third vintage (in as many years) that blows me off my feet. The 2010 Barolo Riserva Villero is a spectacular achievement and a wine that we all aspire to have in our cellars. There is a level of truism here—an authentic portrait of the Nebbiolo grape—that is outstanding. The fruit from Villero saw 45 days of skin maceration and few rackings. The wines of Vietti are always made in reduction to guarantee their long aging future. The bouquet offers many fleeting aromas that add to its enormous complexity. You get wild berry, licorice, anise seed and a touch of iron rust. On average, this very special wine is only released every four years.

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

This Barolo is built on an expansive scale and it has a stunning concentration that literally takes your breath away. Although it's already seven years old, the beautifully crafted tannins and acidity make this very lively at the super long finish. Drink or hold. This has several decades of life ahead of it.

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

A harmonious red, this features expressive aromas of rose, cherry, licorice, tar and tobacco. The dense, refined tannins are beginning to mellow, and this is starting to reveal its potential. Still has a ways to go, so forget about it for another two to three years. Best from 2021 through 2043.