Red

2012 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    November 27, 2020 - The sternest of the bunch of '12 Barolos. Dense, but elegant, high noted fruit to it. Better day two. So hold.

  • Macdog Likes this wine:

    September 29, 2020 - I can only give a range of points because i dont know exactly what happened/went wrong here. A Jekyll and Hyde and story. Sort of.

    Opened and decanted for c.4-5 hours and then returned to bottle to drink at Sir Charles Napier with dinner. Pretty flat when poured back into a decanter and then into glasses at SCN. Nice but fairly unremarkable and just edges 89 to 90 points.

    At home, drank two glasses that had been poured from the original denacter into said glasses c.7-8 hours after opening bottle. It was a different wine and was truly fantastic and really top quality - especially at the price point. Long, balanced, lively and exciting; great purity and variety of fruit. 95 points.

    Further note to follow in due course.

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  • collin wrote:

    April 19, 2019 - I thought this was drinking perfectly well. Classic Barolo aromas of roses, tar, cherry - probably in that order. Struck me as on the elegant side of things. No reason why this shouldn't age gracefully, but no reason IMO not to drink now.

  • Phenol73 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 15, 2018 - Rounded, good balance, showing classic signature of floral / rose and tar / schist. Fine tannin frame, quite approachable already, lovely structure.

  • Hanibal Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 10, 2018 - Still quite tannic after 2 hour decant at friends house. Nose offers good amount of rose smell and mouth good fruit concentration. A little short on the end. Too early to drink now

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Paolo Conterno
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Ginestra
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Code 8023581000926

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 145 (86%)
  • Consumed 23 (14%)

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