1998 Roagna Barbaresco Crichët Pajé


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
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  • Mlermontov wrote: 96 points

    March 28, 2018 - 1998 Barolo and Barbaresco Retrospective; 3/24/2018-3/31/2018 (Ai Fiori): I enjoyed this in 2006 at a trade tasting well can you really taste something like this beauty from a small sip in a crowded room...This was my WOTN. By preference perhaps, by a hair... by the fact that it took no prisoners. Certainly the most masculine wine of the flight, maraschino cherry nose, earthy, powerful, stunning... mid is ripe but staying cherry, but more aggressive structure and mineral, earthy core. How can it stay "light" and yet show this strength? I could not stop drinking this. Impressed? more like blown away. It took on 3 Giacosa wines and came away with a win.

  • cardsandwine Likes this wine:

    March 27, 2018 - NY Vinous group, ‘98 retrospective. Double decant followed by 6 hour slo-o. One of the wines of the tasting. Beautiful balance, complexity and lengthy and elegant finish.

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 27, 2018 - 1998 Barolo & Barbaresco – A 20-year retrospective (AI Fiori): The nose was dark and earthy, opening with crushed stone, dried roses and undergrowth, but then evolving to show spiced cherry and masses of dried florals. It was wonderfully soft upon entry, displaying fleshy black cherry and plum with saturating earthy mineral tones and a wave of balanced acidity. The finish was long, as the Chichet Paje flexed its remaining structural muscle with hints of grippy tannin, saturating tart cherry, and a lingering note of bergamont. What an amazing wine.

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  • galenico wrote: 90 points

    December 3, 2017 - GRANDI NEBBIOLI DA VINOGODI: Cioccolato, frutto scuro macerato. La bocca ricorda la concentrazione e la pesantezza del Sorì Tildin 1996. E' più statico, strutturato e frenato dal legno rispetto ai Crichet moderni.

  • Gargantua Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 4, 2015 - Leathery, a bit of rustic olive-laden barnyard brett, but not enough to drag the dinner into the barn; you are...drier than you are sweet, you have a garden with roses in your backyard, you are fresh and alive in your tart cherry vibrancy; you are not greying in the least. You seem a bit volatile at your deepest core; but you leverage that and still manage to be bright and aromatic with acid-laden, cranberry and bruised apple aromas on the finish alongside the roses, leather and tiny allusions to milk chocolate -- and even tinier allusions to eucalyptus. In spite of your bruises, you feel young all the same, with at least half of your life before you, or at the very least you still have many years before you are constrained to a walker or God forbid a wheelchair. Your drying tannins and lively acid are proof of your rustic vitality. And the fact that I purchased you from an unknowing merchant, whose former buyer left 7 yrs ago, for only $81.12, who warned me it "those wines stored up there were tasted recently, and most were bad...I gotta warn you this is probably not good", kind of bolsters my belief in Easter miracles. I gave you a 5% chance of showing well, and you rose on the third day (after buying what should have been your dead corpse).

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Roagna
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Crichët Pajé
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

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  • In Cellars 91 (60%)
  • Consumed 61 (40%)

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