Red

2011 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • kevinacohn wrote:

    September 3, 2016 - Ordered at Centro Storico in Serralunga at the urging of Alessio, whose opinion I trust implicitly. Boy was he right about this bottle. An immediately expressive nose showing cherries, rose petals, lavender, cinnamon, leather, and potpourri. The tannins are sweet and grainy and the acid makes this light on its feet, the 14.5% alcohol barely noticeable. With air, flavors of blueberry, cassis, and candied red fruits. A wine to sit with. Phenomenal now, otherworldly later? Rated 3 on a scale of -1 to 3.

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

    May 29, 2016 - Evolved so much over 6 hours, tannins still firm but fruit more apparent, bouquet rich, still young but showing well.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • AACollection wrote:

    February 25, 2016 - K&L Wines of Italy Tasting (Peterson Automotive Museum LA): Light red to orange on the edges. Showing dark cherries on the nose with dark chocolate and a slight nuttiness. Full bodied, but great vibrant acidity and loads of tannin on the finish.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • KeithAkers wrote: (91 points)

    February 10, 2016 - A look into some 2011 Barolos (My place, Chicago IL): Nose: The nose has a pronounced red fruit quality with fresh picked berries, red cherries, raspberries, roses, violets, roasted herbs, and a touch of licorice that sneaks in.

    Taste: Medium/full bodied with medium/high acidity and some massive tannins. The structure is punishing, but beneath it lies some real beauty with red berries, red cherries, spice tones, licorice, and tar notes.

    Overall: This is just a baby. It feels like it has a lot of room to grow, but even with 6 hours of air, it is holding back.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Nanda wrote: (94 points)

    February 10, 2016 - Sneak Peak of 2011 Barolo (Chez Keith): Nose is brighter and more red fruited than the Casa Mate tasted side by side. Serious spice component in the aromatic. Similarly, in the mouth this is lighter and brighter than the Casa Mate. What it does have in common is a polished, smooth fruit and sweet tannin. Concentrated. Long and lifted finish. Later in the evening this had picked up another layer of depth and more chalkiness in the finish. Double decanted ~6 hours before tasting.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Elio Grasso
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gavarini Chiniera
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Code 7070397035254

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (3%)
  • In Cellars 431 (86%)
  • Consumed 52 (10%)

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