2013 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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Vietti 2013 Barolo Riserva Villero is a stunning wine, full of life, energy and beautiful complexity. This vintage opens in such a graceful manner, tickling the senses like a feather. With time, that initial softness begins to rise, and the wine grows in aromatic momentum and textural importance to take on magnificent fruit weight. It is soft, caressing and long. Tasted seven years after the harvest, this Riserva is expertly integrated with vibrant primary fruit, tangy acidity and non-intrusive tannins. These elements that make up the grand totality of the wine are carefully contained and chiseled down to a most elegant and beautiful common denominator.