Red

2008 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • CADomer Likes this wine: (96 points)

    May 6, 2017 - What a wine! Classic Gavarini with notes of salinity, chalky minerality, super elegant with fine tannins, tart red cherries, sweet red plums and wild berries. Beautiful notes of violets and rose petals floating above only add more beauty to this ethereal wine. Huge potential. This is my first of 12 bottles and I am so happy that I checked in on it at this early stage in its life. This is a 96 point wine today, but I think it could easy go up a point or two in the future. Wow!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Drankard wrote: (92 points)

    February 19, 2017 - This is extremely elegant in style, showing a more floral personality with smooth tannins. A classy/Burgundian Barolo with great balance that is pure and refined but is somewhat simple at this stage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • NostraBacchus Likes this wine: (97 points)

    January 14, 2017 - Pretty deep ruby color. Aromatically slightly muted but opening up a little in the glass. Super beautiful notes of raspberries, strawberries, rose petals, a touch of tobacco, chocolate, some leather, almost saline minerality, super perfumed. It's medium-full bodied but almost weightless at the same time, has medium-high acidity and medium-high tannin that is present but incredibly silky. Long and super complex finish. An insanely beautiful Gavarini from this fantastic vintage. This wine has been breath-taking every single time I have had it over the last years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Rechrom wrote: (93 points)

    December 8, 2016 - Decanted two hours. A bit tight, but coming around with nice nose and excellent palate. Tannins still a bit obtrusive, but plenty of fruit to absorb those going forward. Good acidity, nice depth and developing panache. Excellent with the potential to improve.

  • prasm Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 12, 2016 - Consumed over 2 days (vacuvined), note from day 2. Nose: Medium-plus expressiveness, black cherry, black berry, blueberry, rose petal, coriander, and bacon fat - complex and ever changing. Palate: Medium bodied, spice driven dark red fruit attack, big tannic grip through the mid-palate, sweet fruit persists but there is plenty of acid to balance it out, builds intensity through the back-end where gamey and earthy notes join the flavor party. Finish: Lengthy sense of a cornucopia of flavors - fruit, spice, earth, and steak tartare. An exceptional wine that lives up to Galloni's accolades, still very youthful - likely 10+ years to open of prime drinking window.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barolo 2008: The Incredible Lightness of Being (Apr 2012) (link)

    (Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Elio Grasso
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gavarini Chiniera
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 38 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,877 (85%)
  • Consumed 291 (13%)

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