Mauro Molino Barolo Conca 2017
More savory and vinous, the 2017 Barolo Conca has aromas of sage, kirsch, cedar, and fresh roses. Initially there are more volatile aromas that do benefit from opening in the glass or decanting. The palate lends a more angular and classic structure and is balanced with red plum skin, dried apricot, and potpourri. The oak is present initially, though it has the structure to match, and it should integrate over the next several years. Hold 3-5 years and drink 2024-2042.
"Flowers and sweet strawberries with hints of walnuts and dried flowers follow through to a full body with tight, chewy tannins that give form and tension to the wine. Closed and reserved. Needs time to come together."
With fruit from La Morra, the Mauro Molino 2017 Barolo Conca shows some ripeness with dried raspberry and cherry, and the wine boasts an open-knit texture. The aromas are dense and rich; however, the primary freshness of the wine is present and makes for a good balance against those hot-vintage characteristics. Pretty tones of tobacco and spice fill in the rear. Overall, Conca shows extra width and volume.
The 2017 Barolo Conca opens with a blast of sweet red cherry, plum, mocha and spice. A sensual, pliant Barolo, the Conca offers tons of immediacy and pure appeal. It should provide plenty of pleasure over the next decade or so. The Conca is so appealing.