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2017 Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi

Dolcetto

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Dolcetto d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • df1962 wrote: 89 points

    January 2, 2021 - PnD let air for 2hrs.

    Clear deep garnet.

    Clean. Medium intensity with aromas of cherry porcini tar violets and blackberry purée.

    Dry. Medium(+) alcohol. Medium(+) tannins. Medium(+) acidity. Medium(+) body. Medium intensity with flavour of Bing cherry porcini blackberry and amaro.

    Medium finish. Very good. Drink now and over the next five years. Interesting intense lacks a bit in the mid-palate. Austere finish

  • Lynchsi Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 5, 2020 - Really enjoyed this found it much smoother than Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto. Slight sweetness to the wine, blueberries. Served from fridge belie room temp.

  • cugel_saga wrote: 83 points

    April 10, 2020 - I’m finding this hard to describe. Non descript on the nose, for me, but a soft texture and taste which is non descriptive but actually very pleasant.
    I drank this with sardines from the bbq so my taste may have been overpowered. I’m thinking that my inability to describe wine may not necessarily mean a poor wine.

  • Sid_Loves_Wine Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 21, 2020 - Coming down from a cold so my nose wasn't at 100%- still detected nice blue/purple fruit scents with a slightly bitter quality, and very subtle black olive which blew off quickly. Palate is a flood of ripe, warming purple fruit, violet liqueur, laser-like acidity, and very mild chalky tannins which only show up toward the finish. Feels very "clean" and fresh. Lovely, and great QPR at $16. Not complex but very pure.

  • Traxx wrote:

    December 10, 2019 - Tasty wine, good value- would purchase again

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Decanter

  • By Stephen Brook
    Top 40 Piedmont reds beyond Nebbiolo, 8/31/2019 (link)

    (Elio Grasso, Dei Grassi, Dolcetto d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from the Langhe, Roero, Asti & More (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

    (Elio Grasso Dolcetto D'alba Dei Grassi Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The WINEFRONT

  • By Mike Bennie
    4/5/2019 (link)

    (Elio Grasso Dolcetto d’Alba dei Grassi) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Elio Grasso
  • Varietal Dolcetto
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Dei Grassi
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Dolcetto d'Alba
  • UPC Code 7340173301294

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 46 (31%)
  • Consumed 104 (69%)

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