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1998 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera
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TannicBeast Likes this wine: (90 points)
January 26, 2017 - Texas Wine School, Luxury Wines of Italy Class. Classic Barolo from a good vintage. Decanted for an hour and half. The palate is more generous than the nose. The palate itself is a little disjointed, with ripe red fruit, the expected leather and truffle on the finish, but a rather hollow mid-palate. Overall, however, this wine is very clean and balanced and has aged nicely. It still has a year or two left, but if I had any more I would be drinking them up.
hkm520240 wrote: (91 points)
September 11, 2015 - Dark ruby with transparent brick red hues.
On the nose, dried fruits, dried herbs, dried cherry and smoke. Some development here on the nose but it is also subtle and elegant.
Smooth entry with dried cherry, earth and herbs. Drinking well now. Long finish with grippy tannins.
sehill Likes this wine: (93 points)
April 18, 2011 - Decanted and poured, this showed above expectations and currently shows a rich, expressive wine that is at or around maturity. The aromatics combine detailed notes of tar, leather, floral, mocha, cherry and earth. The bouquet is rich but expressive and focused. The color is a dark brick that is correct for the wines age. The wines gives the impression of being in a richer, modern style. The medium bodied palate shows outstanding balance and length. This is at or around its peak but gives the impression that it will drink well for at least the next 5 to 7 years.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105 (link)
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- Vintage 1998
- Type Red
- Producer Elio Grasso
- Varietal Nebbiolo
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Gavarini Chiniera
- Country Italy
- Region Piedmont
- SubRegion Langhe
- Appellation Barolo
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 23 (33%)
- Consumed 47 (67%)
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