2009 Andrea Oberto BaroloNebbiolo from Italy
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"Lovely hot chocolate and cherry liqueur fruit. Tannins are high but on a leash. Powdery texture. Very charming, and drinkable now (but only with food!) Drink from 2013 to 2023...
- 91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
91 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2009 Barolo offers great value with super-ripe layers of dark fruit, cherry, Indian spice and dried rose petal. It puts all its cards out there for you to read. The mouthfeel is sweeping and wide and the finish is laden with lovely softness and ripe fruit. It's almost ready to drink now, maybe in a year or two. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020." (06/13)
90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2009 Barolo is rich, round, succulent and beautifully balanced. Hints of cinnamon, cloves, red berries and crushed flowers wrap around the palate as this juicy, expressive Barolo opens up in the glass. The balance of fruit, acidity and tannin is terrific. This is everything an entry-level Barolo should be; expressive, delicious and ready to go. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. The Barolo is made from three parcels in La Morra." (05/13)
"Lovely hot chocolate and cherry liqueur fruit. Tannins are high but on a leash. Powdery texture. Very charming, and drinkable now (but only with food!) Drink from 2013 to 2023. (RH)" (11/13) - 17 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"The story of Andrea Oberto might seem banal or sound like the classic yarn, told yet again, but I can assure you that every time I find myself telling people how my father came to be a winemaker, the expression on their faces is one of pure amazement. Not because my father started out in a particularly adventurous or exciting way, but because his story is so simple that it fascinates and astounds people."
"For most of his life Andrea Oberto had two jobs: lorry driver and farmer. Indeed after a long, exhausting week of work, undoubtedly driven by his great passion for the land, Andrea would still find the energy to work on the three hectares of vineyards he inherited from his father. Part of the grapes from these vineyards would be sent to the local cooperative winery, while the rest would be turned into wine and sold to private clients by the demijohn."
"Nowadays the Andrea Oberto estate continues to be a family company, but the three hectares of vineyards have become 16, and the demijohns are now bottles (around 100,000) of fine wine which is exported all over the world. Andrea's passion, however, has not changed: while other winemakers prefer to delegate the work in the vineyards, my father has remained faithful to the countryside, continuing to work the land with the same enthusiasm he has always had."
"My name is Fabio Oberto and I am Andrea Oberto's son. I wanted to tell you how my father succeeded in fulfilling his dream, because his experience has taught me how much dedication and how many sacrifices were required to reach that sought-after "success". I, and many of my generation - children of winemakers who, like Andrea Oberto, have dedicated their lives to this craft - have a great responsibility: that of continuing the work of these extraordinary people. People who never gave up when faced with difficulty or defeat, and who never lost faith in themselves or their passion for their work." - Winery
This wine was also rated 89 Points by the International Wine Cellar.
91 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Taste||blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth|
|Nose||truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla|