Red

2005 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • JS1056 wrote: (92 points)

    October 8, 2016 - Nose has floral notes.
    Bright red cherry with strong acidity and chewy tannins. Good long finish.

  • wine strategies Likes this wine:

    May 26, 2016 - From magnum. Brilliant color, bright and clear. The nose was tight (as expected) upon opening, but after 2 hours of aeration in decanter, gentle red fruit, soil and mixed dark floral notes emerged. The palate is tight, but the flavors and textures are aligning nicely with the fresh vein of acids; this just needs more time in bottle, at least in this format. I've not had all that many Barolo wines from this vintage...maybe I need to pick some more up as the well-grown ones are showing some good structure.

    Served non-blind; enjoyed in Monchiero

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Pebben wrote: (89 points)

    April 17, 2016 - From memory: Lovely nose with hints of cherries, roses, marzipan, liquorish and subtle oak. Medium bodied and elegant – opens up somewhat after a few swirls of the glass, but is still less expressive than hoped for. Might be too early – I’ll let my last bottle sleep another three to four years (89-91 points).

  • the godfather wrote:

    November 8, 2015 - Pretty nose but remained tight over the course of 6 hours, wait.

  • KeithAkers wrote: (92 points)

    October 21, 2015 - Nose: The nose is youthful and perfumed with red cherries, rose petals, herbs, tar, fresh picked berries, raspberries, mint, and some licorice.

    Taste: Medium bodied with high acidity and chewy tannins. The structure is youthful and regal with red cherries, licorice, raspberries, roasted herbs, tar, violets, and potpourri.

    Overall: This is young, but it's lovely in its youth. This can, and will, evolve over the intervening years.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2005 Barolo: A Dark Horse Emerges (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barolo 2005: Location, Location, Location (Apr 2009) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera) Medium red color; dried cranberry, tar, cinnamon nose; very tight, tart cranberry, dried cranberry, dried berry, tar palate; needs 8-plus years; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/1/2010 (link) 91 points

    (Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera) Medium red color with pale meniscus; sexy, dried berry, dried cherry, spice, licorice nose; tasty, dried berry, sandalwood, anise palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 187 (78%)
  • Consumed 53 (22%)

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