2008 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
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May 18, 2013 - First half, decanted an hour and cooled in the fridge, then drunk with dinner in the garden (perhaps not the classic Summer wine ...). Lots of things going on: fruity freshness like a Beaujolais turns into dark fruited and earthy tobacco tones. In the mouth it is more velvety textured and less mineral than Burlotto's 2008s, and the acidity and tannin seem first masked and then strongly present. Very good if a bit pricey. -- On the second day, from a recorked half-bottle, decanted half an hour: This is on a much higher level. Great wine with aromatic fireworks, from rhubarbs to exotic spices, and a layered, polished taste. Worth the price and in need of cellaring.1 person found this helpful 4,047 views
5/18/2013 4:31pm - What's a bit pricey?
DK Amateur commented:
5/19/2013 1:35am - @christiaan
I mean 'expensive' -- in the sense that it cost me nearly 60 % more than my Burlotto Monvigliero and Cannubi 2008 without being better in any, to me, discernible way. Perhaps it is just that I have grown accustomed to the low prices of my usual importer.