Paolo Conterno Barolo Riva del Bric 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
The 2018 Barolo Riva del Bric (with 20,000 bottles released) shows mature fruit with dried cherry and baked plum. The wine also exhibits a good amount of spice and tarry leather, giving it extra heft and concentration. There's some bitterness too, with a hint of astringency on the rigid, young tannins that need more time to relax. The high 15% alcohol content is unfortunate, but it's common in this vintage.