Red

1971 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
Drink between 1996 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • dagij wrote: 65 points

    January 24, 2020 - This is close to dead wine, if something like that exists. Aromas of sour smoke, tea, and dry wood. No fruit in the mouth, high acidity, almost citrusy aftertaste. Not bad, just 30-40 years too old.

  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    January 2, 2020 - From large format (3.78L) this thing was rocking. A complex nose of tobacco, tar, Indian spice and dried fruits. It sweetens up and has a concentrated heart. It has some mushroom/truffle development. There's plenty of savoury nuance and a long finish that has excellent structural support.

  • rnellans wrote: 93 points

    December 10, 2019 - Fully mature. Wine was shipped out of state, but allowed to rest for 3 weeks. Decanted...? poor decant... I don't think the trip was kind to the wine. Pale amber color...slight cloudiness. teriary aromas. Leather, Sweet finish.

  • BradE wrote:

    December 8, 2019 - Showing it's age, but a fun drink.

  • Krassens Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 18, 2018 - At vertical tasting of Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1937-1971.

    E: Medium density, dark red/brown, some sediments.

    N: Quite closed, subtle, somewhat mushrooms -> moves into hints of rubber.

    P: Oxidative notes, quite high in acidity, small tannins, salt, pork jerky, sour cherries.

    One of the least impressive of the eight wines tasted.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/6/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva) Light bricked orange red color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; ginger cake, nutty, autumnal nose; tasty, poised, delicate, ginger cake, dried cherry palate; long finish 94+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1971
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giacomo Borgogno & Figli
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (4%)
  • In Cellars 246 (61%)
  • Consumed 142 (35%)

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