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1989 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
Community Tasting Notes 3
Eric Guido Likes this wine: (93 points)
January 18, 2014 - The nose was earthy and complex with dark red fruit, mushrooms, dried flowers, hints of citrus rind and dusty, dried cranberries. On the palate, it was still young and structured with tart red fruit, inner floral tones and hints of citrus. The medium-long finish lent a sweet and sour effect as red berry and citrus intermingled.
kenv Likes this wine: (93 points)
January 15, 2014 - 1989 Barolo and Barbaresco Single Blind (I Trulli Restaurant, NYC): [Double-decanted around 1pm.] Sweet blackberry perfumed nose. Stunning sweetness. Still quite tannic and acidic, but the fruit wins out.
February 13, 2013 - Concentrated ripe fruit nose with notes of stonefruits and black cherries as well as toffee, chocolate and olives.
Fullbodied palate bringing forward masses of very ripe fruit. Extremely concentrated with sweet tannins not even trying to bite. Bordering on raisiny. Long.
A good wine, but a Nebbiolo to my taste? Not really.
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By Antonio Galloni
Piedmont’s Glorious 1989 and 1990 Vintages Revisited (Feb 2010) (link)
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- Vintage 1989
- Type Red
- Producer Elio Grasso
- Varietal Nebbiolo
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Gavarini Chiniera
- Country Italy
- Region Piedmont
- SubRegion Langhe
- Appellation Barolo
- Pending Delivery 1 (2%)
- In Cellars 18 (40%)
- Consumed 26 (58%)
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