Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto 2008

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 122124
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP92
  • ST92
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WS93
  • RP92
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet color, with perfectly mixed floral and spicy qualities in the nose. Notes of licorice, cherries in liqueur, cacao and fresh raspberries. Rich, full-bodied and elegant on the palate.

This is an aristocratic wine that finds its ideal match in game, jugged hare, braised beef, chamois, roe buck saddle, wild boar, venison, and pigeon. Superb with dishes garnished with white truffles from Alba, like cardoon flan with fonduta and duck ravioli.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Barolo Monfalletto is a classy wine bursting with sweet red fruit, flowers and mint. The 2008 shows gorgeous finesse from start to finish in a feminine style that is hugely appealing. A vibrant, floral finish adds lift and energy. This is a delicious 2008 from Cordero di Montezemolo. I would not be surprised if the wine develops very well in bottle. It is all class and elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023."
92 Points

"Good medium-deep red. Cooler on the nose than the '07, offering scents of sour cherry, raspberry, wild herbs, minerals and brown spices. Intensely flavored, floral and juicy, with an enticing sugar/acid balance that presages a positive evolution in bottle. Less sweet and fleshy than the 2007, showing slightly austere mint and menthol notes toward the back. Finishes with a strong dusting of building tannins and lovely lift.
Rating: 92(+?)"
92 Points

"A rich, dense red, exhibiting cherry, currant and tobacco flavors, with hints of tar and menthol. The beefy tannins lend a compact feel and a dry, tactile sensation on the finish, but this shows balance overall. Best from 2015 through 2030."
91 Points

"This is very perfumed and pretty with roses and dark fruits and just a hint of toasted oak. Full body, with polished tannins and a lightly chewy tannic mouthfeel. It's long and delicious. More delicate palate compared to the nose. "
91 Points

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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