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2009 Grasso, Elio Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera

  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • WA95
  • WS92
  • ST91

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2009 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is a beautifully delicate and elegant wine with fruit sourced from 35-year-old vines at 400 meters above sea level. Those higher elevations have helped to shape finely detailed... The 2009 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is a beautifully delicate and elegant wine with fruit sourced from 35-year-old vines at 400 meters above sea level. Those higher elevations have helped to shape finely detailed aromas, despite the warmer vintage. Bright notes of pressed rose, violets, licorice, spice, tar and plum all call out your attention. Solid tightness in the mouth slowly relaxes to reveal nuanced flavors of bright cherry, spice and leather. Each time you return to the glass, the wine offers yet another dimension. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. - Monica Larner
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Starts out on the delicate side, with vanilla-inflected cherry, raspberry and mineral flavors. A firm underpinning of tannins, along with bright acidity, keeps this focused and long. Best from 2016 through 2028. –BS
ST91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
(aged in large Slavonian casks between 7 and 18 years of age): Bright medium red. Pretty aromas of redcurrant, rose petal and sexy spices. Suave and fine-grained, with pliant redcurrant and floral flavors nicely framed by... (aged in large Slavonian casks between 7 and 18 years of age): Bright medium red. Pretty aromas of redcurrant, rose petal and sexy spices. Suave and fine-grained, with pliant redcurrant and floral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes with good structure and lingering notes of plum, redcurrant and mellow oak. This high-altitude vineyard, featuring 35-year-old vines planted on sand and limestone soil, was harvested first in 2009. - Stephen Tanzer