Red

1999 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • cct wrote: flawed

    October 26, 2019 - 1999 Piedmont Retrospective (Brooklyn): 1999 Retrospective, Brooklyn

    Celery seed, a ton of VA. Flawed. Bummer

  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    October 19, 2019 - An interesting showing. Much like the 1996 at the Southern Jeeb when this is drank with more fully fruited wines, the leanness and precision really sticks out. It was much more strict than the 2012 Roagna, for example (and definitely more than the Allemand). Has a real limestone feel to it. Great shape to the tannin and excellent length. I may try another bottle on its own soon or wait a few more years for the structure to melt a bit.

  • guitarkim Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 13, 2019 - Wow, just stunning. Still youthful, but available with decant.

    Closed on the nose at first. But opening up after decant. Dense, concentrated and structured wine with mouth filling texture. Enormous length.

    Bravissimo!

  • cfk49 wrote: 90 points

    March 10, 2019 - Great potential, but still way too young. Tar, and finally four hours after having been decanted, some red cherry. Cellared since original release.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    March 9, 2019 - Wining Around New York; 3/6/2019-3/10/2019 (Various Venues, New York): Decanted about 4 hours earlier. Impressive even, primary ruby. Explosive black cherry and tobacco. Later, florals and potpourri. Amazing medium bodied glcerine texture from start to finish. Breathtaking sweetness and vivacity of the dark red fruit with light underlying minerality. Round, ripe tannins. Superb and entirely memorable. I'd estimate that it about halfway into its life span. What a magnificent wine this is!

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2008, Issue #17, Cantine Giacomo Conterno: Piemonte Pillar of Excellence and Tradition

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barolo 1999: The Forgotten Vintage (May 2006) (link)

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    Giacomo Conterno Vertical Tasting (Jul 2005) (link)

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    November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117 (link)

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    5/4/2005 (link)

    (Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia) Much more classic wine here. Tighter nose with lots of tar, loam and minerals. Big and structured on the palate and just the purest cherry fruit you can imagine. Palate staining length and burly tannins. This is classic Barolo. Bury this and forget about it for at least fifteen years.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giacomo Conterno
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cascina Francia
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,162 (77%)
  • Consumed 330 (22%)

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