Advertisement

Who Likes This Wine(13)

  1. Carib

    Carib

    229 Tasting Notes

  2. Jadey Bug

    Jadey Bug

    0 Tasting Notes

  3. John O'

    John O'

    594 Tasting Notes

More

Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (35) Avg Score: 90.9 points

  • This was too oaky and tannic the first evening but it improved significantly (re-corked) on the second night 89-90.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • I don't know who left this in my cellar, but thank you. Day 1: opened this and it was like liquid pine tree leaves (or needles) for about 30 minutes. A tannic bazooka. Don't even think about not decanting. It then opened up with the rest of the tree, wood and lead and aged blackberry. Wow wee.
    Day 2: even better than day 1, a very long lasting experience, it doesn't stop asking you to figure it out ... muted sappiness, cherries, mushrooms, tar; very well balanced and structured, a mature wine at its peak & firing on all cylinders, drink up. Wow wee.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Caraffed. Beautiful nebbiolo nose, tannines a bit green. After 1 day in the glass (!) or decanter smooth, complex, tannines entirely integrated. I love it, but if you want a bit of tanninic bite, this would be too much.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Decanted 90 minutes and still took another 30 minutes before revealing itself. Drank over 2 1/2 hours and was still going strong to the last sip so definite life left...will open another in a year...

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • - Medium forming legs - Better than prior bottle, perhaps helped by decanting. Velvety and complex. Barnyard aroma on initial drink but evaporated quickly. Balanced dried fruit, cherry, chocolate. Too bad last bottle.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 35 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    A First Look at the 2004 Barolos (Dec 2007), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo Sotto Castello Di Novello) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo Sotto Castello di Novello) Login and sign up and see review text.

NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews:
 

Advertisement

×