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2009 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Community Tasting Notes 10
Fantomas wrote: (80 points)
January 14, 2017 - Tannic, strong, no body, no length. A juvenile brute without elegance. Disappointing.1 person found this helpful Comment
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.
Burgundy Al wrote: (90 points)
March 24, 2015 - I almost never enjoy Barolo this young, but this proved the exception. Lots of red cherry with a freshness and open, popping, young vine character. Maybe not super complex, but this is so typically Piedmont in an accessible frame.3 people found this helpful Comment
RayOB wrote: (90 points)
January 17, 2015 - Drank in Hong Kong
Nose of coffee, berries and tobacco. Smooth palate. Nice.
Pro Reviews 2
- 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 481 (86%)
- Consumed 72 (13%)
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