The 2018 Barolo Monvigliero is fabulous. Sweet, perfumed and compelling, the 2018 is captivating right out of the gate. It possesses striking inner perfume and tons of charm. In 2018, Castello di Verduno made the unusual decision to bottle this wine as a non-Riserva, but this is the estate Monvigliero, not to be confused with the non-estate, non-Riserva bottling introduced with the 2019 vintage. To be sure, tasted next to the 2019 and 2017 Riservas, the 2018 is a bit lacking in depth and structure, but that in no way detracts from the immense pleasure it provides. Savvy buyers will want to snap up the 2018, as it is a superb wine for the money. The 2018 is pure and total sensuality.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2043