2006 Grasso, Elio Barolo Runcot Riserva

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • IWC 94
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2006 Grasso, Elio Barolo Runcot Riserva

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2006 Barolo Riserva Runcot is a huge structured wine bursting at the seams with fruit. The French oak (100% new) is beautifully integrated. Today the wine is understandably quite reticent but its pedigree is hard to... The 2006 Barolo Riserva Runcot is a huge structured wine bursting at the seams with fruit. The French oak (100% new) is beautifully integrated. Today the wine is understandably quite reticent but its pedigree is hard to miss. Flowers licorice and minerals linger on the finish. The 2006 Runcot needs time most likely lots of it. Let me just say I can't wait to taste this powerhouse once it has had more time in bottle. It is a dazzling effort. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. Elio Grasso remains the most under-appreciated of Piedmont's top growers. Make no mistake about it these wines can easily hold their own with the best from the region. When one factors in price these are easily some of the finest ageworthy wines on the planet. 96+
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
(this spent 45 days on its skins and was then aged entirely in new French barriques for 40 months with minimal racking; Grasso's other two Barolos are aged in 25-liter Slavonian oak casks): Good deep red. Expressive... (this spent 45 days on its skins and was then aged entirely in new French barriques for 40 months with minimal racking; Grasso's other two Barolos are aged in 25-liter Slavonian oak casks): Good deep red. Expressive aromas of cherry redcurrant raspberry violet mocha and spicy oak with savory and leathery nuances. Broad dense and very dry with lovely inner-palate minerality. There's excellent ripeness here but today the finish of this uncompromisingly dry classic Barolo is cut off by its big dusty tannins. "This vintage was second-best to 2008" noted Gianluca Grasso "with 96% phenolic maturity." 94+
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
A graceful floral-scented red displaying flavors of cherry strawberry and medicinal herbs. The structure peeks through as this evolves across the finish. Just a bit dry in the end yet with plenty of sweet fruit. Best from... A graceful floral-scented red displaying flavors of cherry strawberry and medicinal herbs. The structure peeks through as this evolves across the finish. Just a bit dry in the end yet with plenty of sweet fruit. Best from 2015 through 2029.-B.S.