Red

2006 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • > Piedmont
  • > Langhe
  • > Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • asvendsen wrote: (91 points)

    September 13, 2014 - Had it at dinner together with lamb shank but I didn't take any notes. Opened the bottle 10 hours before dinner with one hour in decanter. Showed nice, red fruit and pretty well integrated oak. Still young, but went well with the dish, but a bit rough without any food at this age. I will wait some years before opening the next though.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (92 points)

    February 27, 2014 - A private lunch (Restaurant De Burgemeester *, Linschoten, Netherlands): About as classical as Barolo gets. Relatively mature garnet; subtle and layered aromas, wood and flowers, fruit and a hint of nutty development, deep; intense and energetic, a wall of tannins buffered but not cancelled out by ripe fruit; very good length, cold tea and herbs. Drinking well now and over the next ten years.

  • johnbhamrick wrote: (92 points)

    March 17, 2013 - A great Barolo with deep fruits and well developed tanins. A pleasure to drink.

  • Alex H wrote: (84 points)

    March 6, 2013 - Nose more modern with oak and some furniture varnish. A little alc. a little more volatile and disjointed.

  • Reptibark Likes this wine: (91 points)

    January 20, 2013 - Really tough to rate this now as it is just way, way too young. Opened, decanted and consumed over about 2.5 hours at dinner. At first I thought the bottle was off as there was nothing going on in the nose but about 10 minutes later we got rose, tar, licorice, perfume and the beginnings of fruit. 20 minutes later there was tons of cherry, lilac, rose petal and more. Tannins are muscular and unyielding and the palate is staunchly medium bodied. Enjoyable to drink but definitely needs time. Put this in the back of the cellar and recheck in 10 years. I think this has excellent potential as all of the parts are there.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/7/2013 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2006 Barolo: A Modern-Day Classic in the Making (Feb 2010) (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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RJonWine.com

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

    (Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera) Medium dark red color; lovely dried berry, dried cherry, sandalwood nose; tight, dried berry, currant palate with firm, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 49 (6%)
  • In Cellars 761 (86%)
  • Consumed 70 (8%)

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