Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2014
Adjectives for days: Crushed violet petals, saddle leather and dark cherries. A wine to meditate on, as the Italians would say. Barolo legend Aldo Conterno uses grapes grown on 40-45 year-old vines between and then lays the wine down 28 months in Slavonian oak casks before bottling. This masterpiece-in-the-making will continue to develop for another two decades.