Sunday 9 March 2014

Sunday Lunch Barolo - 2004 Vigna Conca, Fratelli Revello

I am working my way through the 04´s from Fratelli Revello (see the others below).
For this Sunday lunch with the extended family, two bottles of the Vigna Conca was opened, and it was unanimous loved. And the cook, aka me, got a big glass of this hedonistic juicy while cooking lunch...:-)

2004 Barolo Vigna Conca, Fratelli Revello
After two hours in the decanter this is firing on all cylinders with stunning notes of sweet/sour cherries, hard cherry candy, violets, sweet tobacco, lots of freshly picked rosemary and a touch of mint. Very deep and focused. Expensive leather. A high, delectable nose. Beautiful.
The taste is young, pure and at first just gulpable but then the tannins kicks in and leaves a distinct mark. Gorgeous notes of black cherries, hard cherry candy, violets, rose petals, forest floor and some tobacco. A long, refined finish. This is still young and should hit its peak in 5-8 years. I will surely save some bottles until then. Great wine!
93p   (tasted 2014/03)

2004 Barolo Vigna Giachino, Fratelli Revello
2004 Barolo Vigna Gattera, Fratelli Revello


  1. Revello does some really good stuff - remindes me I have a blog post on them to make :)


    1. And the 04 Rocche dell' Annunziata - the best of the bunch when we tasted them at the estate - will be opened soon! :-)

  2. Sounds like a lot of flavors and aromatics here and my type of vintage, indeed. :-)

    However, I think I recall that they use 50% of new toasted oak in their barolos.
    Anything you noted, Joakim?

    1. Hi, yes there are oak here but in the finely tuned background, the hint of mint and new leather is two giwe aways for me. But I also have a fairly high tolerance level for oak, so you better try it for yourself...:-)