2003 Azienda Virna Di Borgogno Barolo Riserva


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

  • Puteljen! Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 12, 2019 - Mature. Still quite a lot of tannins but worked well with food. Nice!

  • Pinoteer Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 24, 2017 - Very nice Barolo after a couple hours in the decanter. Cherries, roses, and tar, along with great structure. Mature and silky.

  • Pinoteer Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 5, 2015 - Opened a second bottle, as we finally decided that we'd leave the first one breathe for a couple days to remove the funkiness (hopefully). No hurry to drink this wine; the tannins are still prominent.

  • Pinoteer Likes this wine:

    July 5, 2015 - Some initial funk upon decanting. After an hour in the decanter, much of it had blown off. Still some residual, however, but with the luscious red fruits and leather, it's not going in the sink drain. Also, it also should blend well with the grilled boneless leg of lamb and grilled vegetables. Still plenty of tannic backbone in this wine, so there's no hurry drinking this one despite the hot vintage. Reasonably fresh, and not flabby. Not going to score this one as the funk would negatively affect my score for an otherwise excellent wine. This is my first of six bottles, so hopefully the remaining ones will lack the funkiness.

    After continuing to try this "funky" wine while making dinner, I decided to open up a second bottle for dinner, and put the first aside for a couple of days. It's now exactly one week later (bottle in the frig with argon), and this tastes wonderful. It held up really well for a week, and improved dramatically. The funkiness is all gone, and there are loads of fruit, tannin, and a silkiness that it quite surprising. The still strong tannins kept this alive all week. This suggests to me that these bottles can rest for another 5 years, easy.

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  • winetennis wrote: 89 points

    March 5, 2015 - Light notes of strawberry jam with remaining tartness, acidity. Muted aroma; seems definitely at end-of-life; glad I caught it in time and pulled it out of storage. Great use of Cellar Tracker: I sorted on bottles at end of their range, and wow, I need to really get busy!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Azienda Virna Di Borgogno
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Code 8022964000898

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 154 (53%)
  • Consumed 134 (46%)

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