2007 Grasso, Elio Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera
Nebbiolo - 1.5L

  • WA 93
  • IWC 93

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2011
The 2007 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera opens with an exotic bouquet of candied red fruit flowers mint and minerals. This is an unusually opulent racy style for Grasso. The Gavarini is a touch hot and alcoholic at first... The 2007 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera opens with an exotic bouquet of candied red fruit flowers mint and minerals. This is an unusually opulent racy style for Grasso. The Gavarini is a touch hot and alcoholic at first but with several hours of air that quality seemed to resolve itself nicely. Silky beautifully integrated tannins frame a finish of exceptional elegance. The personality of the year marks the Gavarini to a significant degree. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. 93+ These 2007 Baroli from Elio Grasso are worthy successors to the stunning 2006s. Readers will have to wait until 2012 for the 2006 Barolo Runcot. The more time passes the greater my esteem grows for this underappreciated and often overlooked grower in Monforte. To be sure Domenico Clerico Conterno-Fantino and Aldo Conterno get most of the attention in Monforte but at their best Grasso's Baroli more than hold their own. A recent magnum of the 2000 Runcot was quite possibly the finest and most elegant 100% new French oak-aged Barolo I have ever tasted. Grasso's 2007s Baroli saw 30 days of contact on the skins followed by a full 30 months in large neutral oak casks. -Antonio Galloni
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2011
Good medium red. Downright Burgundian nose offers redcurrant strawberry menthol crushed stone and flowers; vibrant yet reticent. Sweet broad and fine-grained with a light touch to the slightly imploded flavors of plum... Good medium red. Downright Burgundian nose offers redcurrant strawberry menthol crushed stone and flowers; vibrant yet reticent. Sweet broad and fine-grained with a light touch to the slightly imploded flavors of plum mocha earth and spices. Finishes impressively broad with a juicy quality and ripe dusty tannins. Give this four or five years in the cellar.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barolo
Appellation Monforte
Vintage 2007