Red

2005 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • > Piedmont
  • > Langhe
  • > Barolo
Drink between 2013 - 2021
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Herschel Krustofski Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 18, 2014 - Just entering the drinking window with another 8-10 years left.

  • bugdoced Likes this wine: (89 points)

    February 20, 2014 - tight for the first hour or so with some fruit and earth revealing after a couple of hours
    beneath it all was italian earth
    agree this is old world all the way

  • cardsandwine Likes this wine:

    November 8, 2013 - Decanted 3 hours. Gorgeous traditionally made Barolo. Gorgeous translucent red hue with big earthy bouquet. Pure, focused and balanced palate. It is drinking very well now as many 2005s are, and should last for another decade.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • the godfather wrote:

    December 31, 2012 - Cradle robbing but delicious

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • svpandae Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 2, 2012 - Nice balance in this wine. Decanted for several hours, and it improved over time. Hold.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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Vinous

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

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RJonWine.com

  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 185 (84%)
  • Consumed 36 (16%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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