Red

2005 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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  • By Antonio Galloni
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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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 181 (80%)
  • Consumed 45 (20%)

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