Conterno-Fantino Barolo Sorì Ginestra 2010
Wine AdvocateFrom 40-year-old vines that enjoy southern exposures, the 2010 Barolo Sori Ginestra is the estate's most complete and powerful wine. You can tell that the wine is shaped by rich, compact soils similar to what is found in the Mosconi cru. Barolo Sori Ginestra is a generous, richly textured wine with juicy tannins and a succulent mouthfeel. The tannins are not aggressive, but they do leave their mark. Overall, the wine's sugars, alcohol, fruit and acidity are expertly balanced. Drink: 2017-2033.
Wine SpectatorDeftly oaked, this red shows hints of vanilla and toast complementing its cherry, menthol, black pepper, leather and light tar flavors. Firm and graceful, more savory than fruity, with solid grip on the spice-tinged finish. Best from 2017 through 2032. 1,333 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastDense and richly structured, this opens with black cherry, rose, leather and asphalt aromas. The concentrated palate offers succulent black cherry, crushed red raspberry, orange peel, sage, toasted oak, espresso and vanilla alongside brisk acidity. Astringent wood tannins leave the mouth feeling dried out. Drink after 2018.