Red

2004 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Tavastgatan wrote: (92 points)

    February 6, 2016 - Elio Grasso is one of Barolo's true over performers. This one just gets more elegant each year in the cellar.

  • CADomer Likes this wine: (95 points)

    October 15, 2015 - I drank this beauty over two days. On day one it was all about the palate. Wonderful weight and precision with delicious red cherries. The tannins were fine yet still need time to relax. On day two the nose awoke into lifted notes of bright cherries, menthol, rose petals, and notes of tobacco wafting in and out. There is a huge potential for this baby.

  • NostraBacchus Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 29, 2015 - Piedmontese night at home. SO'd for 8 hours. Wow! Perfumed and seductive notes of sweet red cherries, menthol, rose petals, violets, tobacco, some spices and some truffle/mushroom kind of notes too. It's medium-full bodied with medium-high acidity and medium-high but super silky tannin. Long and very complex finish. A stunningly beautiful Barolo of the very highest level. It's almost Burgundian in style and it feels almost weightless despite it's classic frame. It's just at the beginning of the drinking window. (96+)

    Day 2: The truffle notes and the minerality are even more apparent on day 2. There is an extra level of silkiness. What a fantastic Barolo!

  • EMAZurich wrote: (95 points)

    August 29, 2015 - Tasting Piemonte: Meine letzte Begegnung mit diesem Wein habe ich noch in deutlicher Erinnerung... Hart, unzugänglich, säurelastig.

    Das war nun ganz eine andere Liga... Es schreit "Barolo!" aus dem Glas... Umwerfende Nase nach Unterholz, Pilzen/Trüffel, roter Frucht, Balsamico. Am Gaumen wie eine Dampfwalze, umwerfend, vollmundig, dicht - aber auch tänzelnd, beschwingt, irgendwie auch leichtfüßig trotz der Kraft.

    Das ist Barolo in Höchstform!

  • dalondra Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 22, 2014 - Dark fruit. Quite dry on the finish. Decanted. Best after 3 hours.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2004 Barolo: The Cream Rises to The Top (May 2015), 11/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    A First Look at the 2004 Barolos (Dec 2007) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/1/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera) Medium dark red color; appealing, dried berry, dried cranberry, charcoal, chocolate nose; tasty, dried berry, chocolate palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Elio Grasso
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gavarini Chiniera
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 334 (70%)
  • Consumed 143 (30%)

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