2017 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra
Nebbiolo - 750ML
2017 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra
  • DC 97
  • JS 95
  • WA 95
  • VN 94
  • WS 92

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Reg: $139.94

$129.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jul. 2022

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DC 97
Decanter, March 2021
Pale ruby in hue with a dense colour, full of intriguing leafy lightness with fresh mint, pomegranate and rosehip. This shines for its elegance. A concentration of citrus and darker fruits overlay fresh acidity and solid...   Pale ruby in hue with a dense colour, full of intriguing leafy lightness with fresh mint, pomegranate and rosehip. This shines for its elegance. A concentration of citrus and darker fruits overlay fresh acidity and solid, muscular tannins which are typical of Ginestra - in my experience this Sorì can be even more austere in the best vintages. Hailed as a warm vintage, the 2017 here expresses an extraordinary freshness with a citrus finish. Outstanding ageing potential.  
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, July 2021
Rather floral and fruity with candied strawberry and some cherry and stone undertones. It’s full and flows across the palate. Creamy, round tannins that are very fine. Friendly and seductive, especially for a 2017. Drink...   Rather floral and fruity with candied strawberry and some cherry and stone undertones. It’s full and flows across the palate. Creamy, round tannins that are very fine. Friendly and seductive, especially for a 2017. Drink in 2025 and onwards.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021
An important and cellar-worthy wine, the Conterno Fantino 2017 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra shows ripe fruit and wild berry, with background tones of grill herb, licorice and pressed blue flowers. There are hints...   An important and cellar-worthy wine, the Conterno Fantino 2017 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra shows ripe fruit and wild berry, with background tones of grill herb, licorice and pressed blue flowers. There are hints of eucalyptus and white pepper that add extra lift and intensity to the bouquet. This is an excellent wine that is very different from the epic 2016 vintage, which scored an extraordinary and well-deserved 98 points; this vintage does not reach that stratospheric level of complexity or depth. When it is ready to open, note that it carries an alcohol content of 15%, so an elaborate truffle meal is probably in order. Exactly 12,124 bottles were released.- ML  
VN 94
Vinous, February 2021
The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra is another gorgeous, expressive wine in this range. Broad and ample, the 2017 captures all of the personality of this site. Dark-fleshed fruit, spice, menthol, licorice...   The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra is another gorgeous, expressive wine in this range. Broad and ample, the 2017 captures all of the personality of this site. Dark-fleshed fruit, spice, menthol, licorice, espresso, dried flowers and pine infuse the 2017 with myriad layers of dimension. There is plenty of Ginestra energy and tannin, so a few years of cellaring is a must. -- Antonio Galloni  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, December 2021
There is breadth and a beam of cherry fruit in this solidly-built red. Earth, tar, tobacco and iron accents linger beneath the fruit, while chalky tannins line the finish. Best from 2024 through 2040. 1,000 cases made...   There is breadth and a beam of cherry fruit in this solidly-built red. Earth, tar, tobacco and iron accents linger beneath the fruit, while chalky tannins line the finish. Best from 2024 through 2040. 1,000 cases made, 250 cases imported. — BS  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barolo
Appellation Monforte
Sub-appellation Ginestra
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML