Red

2005 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • > Piedmont
  • > Langhe
  • > Barolo
Drink between 2013 - 2022
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • 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.

  • the godfather wrote:

    December 31, 2012 - Cradle robbing but delicious

  • svpandae Likes this wine: (92 points)

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

  • the godfather wrote:

    June 14, 2012 - a gorgeous traditional barolo

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

    (Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • 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 193 (89%)
  • Consumed 24 (11%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  4 votes