Fontanafredda Barolo 2004, Piedmont

Nebbiolo Nebbiolo
Piedmont, Italy

$29.95 (20214)

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January 11, 2008

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

I should have known better than to trust a $28 Barolo.

Light-medium weight, fruity (cranberry, sour cherries), slightly hot & very dry (as is to be expected from young nebbiolo)...very little character.

Drank it with a selection of meats and cheeses (a good pairing with tannic wines as the protein softens the tannin) and it went down just fine. This would go down much better with a few years of cellar taming.

But for $30 it's barely "Barolo". You'd be better off spending your $30 on an upper-scale Chianti or Merlot say, rather than this down-scale Barolo.

Decent wine...not worth the price.

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