Monchiero 2015 Barolo Riserva 'Montanello'
Monchiero makes an ultra-traditonal style of Barolo with long macerations and aged in large Slavonian casks. Montanello is one of their top single vineyard wines, from a Menzione in Castiglione Falletto, south-west facing and a neighbour of Bricco Boschis. The wine is deep and rich, with more colour than you would normally find from this producer, and aromatically rich with notes of roses and black fruits, not quite at the tar stage just yet, but that will come with time. The palate is satisfyingly rich with its tannins dominant but not obtrusive. This is an outstanding Barolo from a top vintage that will age gracefully over many years, but with a good 4 - 6 hour decant the wine does give much pleasure right now.