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2009 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
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TheNeuroticDobermann Likes this wine: (91 points)
March 2, 2017 - Drunk over two days. A traditionally-styled Barolo with a very interesting, terroir-driven nose which is more on the herbaceous, mineral, and citrus end than most Nebbiolo from the Langhe. There are plenty of crushed rocks, balsamic and medicinal herbs - rhubarb, licorice, a floral note - raspberries and alpine strawberry. Quite svelte and attractive on the palate, the tannins still a little resolute, but already drinking well. Very good correspondence with the bouquet, with licorice, chinotto, alpine strawberries macerated in alcohol, fresh-cut herbs, and a long, mineral finish. Taut acidity. Needs food. Reasonable value for money.
I sense the inchoate grunts of Parkertards in some of the comments below. Grown-up drinkers, however, should enjoy this as a distinctive and pure varietal expression of the Chiniera terroir.
Keep another decade or two.4 people found this helpful Comments (1)
Fantomas Does not like this wine: (79 points)
January 21, 2017 - The right choice for watching inauguration day...
Fantomas wrote: (80 points)
January 14, 2017 - Tannic, strong, no body, no length. A juvenile brute without elegance. Disappointing.1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
cuffthis Likes this wine: (92 points)
May 5, 2016 - Served pnp. Vivid red in color, this wine was reticent to unwind at first but within 30 minutes, gorgeous aromas of redcurrant, Morello cherry, anise and rose petals came out. The mouth feel was medium bodied with moderate tannins that softened over the 90 minutes the bottle was open. The finish brought wonderful cherry elements as well as subtle tar like aromas. 14.5% abv.
Purchased for $70US, this was an outstanding pairing for our meat dishes at a local Peruvian BYOB. The bottle opened up quickly after opening. Highly recommend to decant first.
Imported by Petit Pois Corp., t/a Sussex Wine Merchants, Moorestown, NJ.
canefan Likes this wine: (91 points)
April 19, 2015 - this is a great wine and the 09 is drinking well now.
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- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Elio Grasso
- Varietal Nebbiolo
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Gavarini Chiniera
- Country Italy
- Region Piedmont
- SubRegion Langhe
- Appellation Barolo
- UPC Code 000004821076
- Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
- In Cellars 495 (86%)
- Consumed 78 (14%)
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