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2008 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Community Tasting Notes 21
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.2 people found this helpful Comment
pdemaio wrote: (94 points)
November 22, 2015 - Round and smooth for it's age, but still with lively tannins. A lovely set of secondary and tertiary flavors. This will improve for years.
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NostraBacchus Likes this wine: (96 points)
September 24, 2015 - Pretty closed at the moment. Less perfumed than the last bottle. But nice cherries, raspberries, some flowers, etc. it's medium bodied with high acidity, pretty high tannin. Good length. A little closed at this stage but full of potential.
Day 2: Showing even better but also more structured and fuller bodied. Originally rated 95 but on day 2 significantly better.2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
OmiyaDrinker wrote: (93 points)
May 21, 2015 - Medium, purple appearance. Quite dark nose of liqorice, toast, violets and characteristic truffle. Lovely but still tight fruit attack, spice in the mid-palate, painfully (in a good way) long finish. Redundant comment of the year in me saying this is too young but I had a little umm and ahh regarding how it would last as the fruit feels a little light. On reflection, I think this will be spectacular in another 10yrs and am looking to source a half case.
SJA61 Likes this wine: (95 points)
October 7, 2014 - Decanted for 24 hours in advance of a big name Nebbiolo tasting. This is a terrific wine. It was smooth and round. Cedar on the nose. Firm on the palate and a lengthy finish. Dark red fruits. I am looking forward to letting the rest of the bottles age.
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Elio Grasso
- Varietal Nebbiolo
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Gavarini Chiniera
- Country Italy
- Region Piedmont
- SubRegion Langhe
- Appellation Barolo
- Pending Delivery 36 (2%)
- In Cellars 1,869 (88%)
- Consumed 225 (11%)
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