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Red

1971 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Riserva del Centenario

Nebbiolo more

3/15/2015 - SteveG wrote: 90 points

At Nicola. Decanted 9 hours before dinner, still improving at the end. Typical of these old nebbiolos, great old flowers and spice nose, delicate and slightly tangy dark fruit, dirt, and old wood palate, modest but pleasing finish. This wine seemed a little more reserved than many similar.

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White - Sparkling

2007 Giuseppe Contratto Oltrepò Pavese Millesimato Brut

Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir more

1/17/2015 - dckeller Likes this wine: 92 points

My wife's favorite sparkling wine of all times. Great with first course and led well into a red Burgundy after. Not too sweet, perfect.

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Red

1997 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Tenuta Secolo Cerequio

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12/31/2014 - HerslebHero wrote: 93 points

Slightly light red colour with an orange hint to it. It gave an aroma of died fruits, figs, raisins, leathery, slight tobacco. Big, round tastes of figs, raisins, dark berries with a a dry tanninic end. Overall a very pleasant drink.

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Red

1974 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Riserva del Centenario

Nebbiolo more

12/26/2014 - denb Likes this wine: 92 points

Bottle still vibrant with tannins but not to an extend where he wine was not fruity. Some degree of sherryness, but color was clear and slightly brown. Was decanted for 1-2 hours

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Red

2006 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Cerequio

Nebbiolo more

12/20/2014 - J. H. Glismann wrote: 92 points

- Ruby color and aromas of blackberry, raisin and fig. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry and vanilla with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish.

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White - Sparkling

2008 Giuseppe Contratto For England Pas Dosé

Italy Pinot Noir more

10/23/2014 - Jack O'Brien wrote: NR

This is one of the best non-Champagne sparklers out there. Clean and crisp; amazing finesse and precision with delicate fruits and amazing terroir.

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White - Sparkling

2007 Giuseppe Contratto Oltrepò Pavese Millesimato Brut

Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir more

10/13/2014 - VinVet Likes this wine: 90 points

Fine moussse and very fine bubbles. Citrus nose with some pech notes. Very soft in the mouth with nicely balanced acidity.

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White - Sparkling

2008 Giuseppe Contratto Oltrepò Pavese Millesimato Brut

Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir more

10/7/2014 - wormfarmer Likes this wine: 92 points

This was a fantastic surprise. Punching way above its price point -- bright, juicy red fruit in the middle, but it still seems elegant, almost delicate. Floral aromatics that I couldn't pinpoint. We paid a 2x multiple at a restaurant and were delighted nonetheless -- at its usual tariff of 30 some-odd dollars, this is a total winner.

Accompanied oysters and fried chicken, and we felt like geniuses.

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Red

1990 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Tenuta Secolo Cerequio

Nebbiolo more

10/1/2014 - PULLO Likes this wine: 94 points

Opened today a bottle acquired from the cellar of Ristorante Barolo in NY City which closed in 2013. Excellent wine, well preserved, of the old Barolo school. Light brilliant ruby color, only the nose showed the age. No sediments. A hint of tobacco.

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Red

1962 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo

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8/2/2014 - majamke Likes this wine: 91 points

Cloudy, opaque pale ruby brown. Acidity and tannin hanging in there after 52 years! Still fresh with a beautiful, perfumed nose. Pine needles, mushroom / truffle, old worn leather, bacon fat. Palate is a little volatile with some tart red berries showing. Dry finish with medium length. The age alone makes it a delightful curiosity, everything else was a bonus.

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Red

1964 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo

Nebbiolo more

8/9/2014 - GuruofAV wrote: 85 points

Getting to the end of it's life, but still holding together.

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White - Sparkling

2011 Giuseppe Contratto Asti De Miranda

Moscato Blanco, Muscat more

8/28/2014 - Derek Darth Taster wrote: NR

Contratto Winery Visit (Contratto in Canelli): 100% Moscato.
Appearance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Fine bubbles. Legs.
Nose is clean, pronounced intensity, with aromas of perfumed flowers, fresh herbs, honey. Youthful.
On the palate, sweet, high acidity to balance, low alcohol, medium body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of floral rose, honey, garden herbs, and grapes. Medium+ finish.

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White - Sparkling

2009 Giuseppe Contratto For England Pas Dosé

Italy Pinot Noir more

8/28/2014 - Derek Darth Taster wrote: NR

Contratto Winery Visit (Contratto in Canelli): 100% Pinot Noir. Zero dosage.
Appearance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Fine bubbles. Legs.
Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with lovely aromas of freshly baked bread, apple cider, and saline minerality. Developing.
On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, medium body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of Pinot red fruit, brioche, apple cider. Long finish. Elegance, structure, and complexity.

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Rosť - Sparkling

2009 Giuseppe Contratto For England Rosè

Italy Pinot Noir more

8/28/2014 - Derek Darth Taster wrote: NR

Contratto Winery Visit (Contratto in Canelli): 100% Pinot Noir.
Appearance is clear, pale intensity, very light pink colour. Fine bubbles. Legs.
Nose is clean, medium intensity, with aromas of citrus orange, apricot, and yeasty bread. Developing.
On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, medium body. Medium flavour intensity, with flavours of citrus orange, apricot, and biscuit. Structure and texture evident. Long finish.

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White - Sparkling

2010 Giuseppe Contratto Asti Blanc de Blancs Brut Costigliole

Chardonnay more

8/28/2014 - Derek Darth Taster wrote: NR

Contratto Winery Visit (Contratto in Canelli): Appearance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Fine bubbles. Legs.
Nose is clean, medium intensity, with yeasty, biscuity aromas. Developing.
On the palate, dry, rounded mouth-feel with medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, medium body. Medium flavour intensity, with flavours of citrus lemon, biscuit, and a hint of minerality. Long finish.

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Red

1998 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Cerequio

Nebbiolo more

7/25/2014 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 93 points

Outperformed this evening. Wonderful. Spice, dark crushed berry fruit, good structure and tannins. Wonderful mouthfeel and finish. Bravo.

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Red

1998 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Cerequio

Nebbiolo more

6/1/2014 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 89 points

A perfectly pleasant Barolo that I doubt will ever be more than that. Plum color, still quite youthful with some nice notes of herbs and smoke beginning to appear. Mid-weight. A decent pour, and well worth the price on release of about $30. Would not seek out this wine once my next, and last, bottle is gone.

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Red

1990 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Tenuta Secolo Cerequio

Nebbiolo more

5/28/2014 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 91 points

A mid-weight wine that showed pleasantly enough as a mature Nebbiolo from a mid-tier producer. On day 2, however, there were bursts of tobacco on the nose and mouth that I really enjoyed. Lifted the wine from an 89 to a 91.

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Red

1967 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo

Nebbiolo more

3/29/2014 - Wine Mothership wrote: flawed

Over the hill and far away.

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Red

1970 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo

Nebbiolo more

3/8/2014 - aknot13 wrote: 88 points

Over the hill but still very enjoyable. Drink up.

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Red

1987 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo

Nebbiolo more

3/7/2014 - olracx62 wrote: flawed

Perfect cork but Marsala taste. Bottle cellared standing I presume

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Red

1996 Giuseppe Contratto Barbera d'Asti Solus Ad

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1/22/2014 - chitownmb Likes this wine: NR

Waited about 15 minutes after opening, Nice balance - strawberry, red cherry, hint of tobacco, light tannins - a bit surprised by the drinkability as had read it was past it's prime but I thought it was drinking really well

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White - Sparkling

2007 Giuseppe Contratto Oltrepò Pavese Millesimato Brut

Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir more

1/11/2014 - VinVet Likes this wine: 90 points

crisp and clean this bubbly is always a pleasant palate cleanser

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Red

1961 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo

Nebbiolo more

12/31/2013 - Javatrader wrote: 90 points

4 hour decant
It really is a treat to try an old Barolo, born way before everyone realized they were making great wines.
Of course, there was trepidation in opening such an old vintage tagged to a "less" popular region but the old king was just fine.
It was an earthy, earthy nose, musty but not in a bad way, it was tough to find the fruit but we settled on cherry.
The wine had surprising acidity still left, the cherry earthy nose was there on the palate, the tannins held up well, I would call them full, but not firm, some orange peel as well.
I bow to Giuseppe and thank him for taking the time back in 1961 to make me a wine that I enjoyed some 50 years later.
Salute!

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Red

1997 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo Cerequio

Nebbiolo more

10/3/2013 - paolonardi wrote: NR

Barolo: cola, fiori, balsamico e vivissimo. Il naso è scuro, compatto, quasi cioccolatoso. Tannino in integrazione ma piacevole. Lungo sulla frutta e di grande struttura. Non mi fa impazzire

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