A classic powerful and full-bodied wine from a historical vineyard of Castiglione Falletto. The colour is intense ruby red with a light presence of orange reflections. The smell is elegant, intense, pleasant , balanced and with a hint of withered roses, plums, minerals, tobacco, liquorice, smoke and leather. The taste is full bodied, balanced and velvety, with a huge structure and a very long finish.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2009 Barolo Villero shows a little more fur on its chest and opens to gamey tones of cured meat and underbrush laced with rose, prune and cassis. There’s an interesting dynamic here that pits those autumnal tones against delicate spring flowers. In the mouth, it shows balance and finesse, but it lacks the longer persistency and the tannic building blocks of past vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2020. (Jun 2013)