2010 Fantino Conterno Barolo Vigna del Gris
Nebbiolo - 750ML
  • AG 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • JS 92

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$61.94

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Reg: $85.94

$61.94

This product is
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AG 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2014
The 2010 Barolo Vigna del Gris is beautiful, layered and expressive. Sweet tobacco, mint, licorice, crushed flowers and plums meld together in a supple, gracious wine for the year. Sweet rose petals and mint add an... The 2010 Barolo Vigna del Gris is beautiful, layered and expressive. Sweet tobacco, mint, licorice, crushed flowers and plums meld together in a supple, gracious wine for the year. Sweet rose petals and mint add an attractive upper register of trademark aromatics and perfume as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2010 remains dense and compact, but it is impossible to miss that the tannins here are more refined than has typically been the case with the Gris in the past, which is probably the result of vines getting older. The 2010 needs time to unwind, but it is quite pretty and full of potential. Conterno-Fantino gave the 2010 a year in 100% new French oak, followed by a year in a combination of equal parts barrique and cask.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2014
The 2010 Barolo Vigna del Gris comes from 30-year-old vines and southeast exposures (not far from where the legendary Monfortino wine is made). A vein of sandy soil in the vineyard makes for special conditions that favor... The 2010 Barolo Vigna del Gris comes from 30-year-old vines and southeast exposures (not far from where the legendary Monfortino wine is made). A vein of sandy soil in the vineyard makes for special conditions that favor delicate aromas of blue flower, forest fruit, ash and brimstone. In essence, this is a sharply focused and linear expression that leaves a direct and long-lasting impact in the mouth. Drink: 2017-2028. - Monica Larner
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2014
There's a hard outer shell to this monolithic red, with an inner core of sweet cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, mint, flowers and mineral. Layered and persistent, with fine intensity marking the long aftertaste. Shows... There's a hard outer shell to this monolithic red, with an inner core of sweet cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, mint, flowers and mineral. Layered and persistent, with fine intensity marking the long aftertaste. Shows excellent balance and potential. Best from 2018 through 2036. – BS
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2013
Red-ruby. Black cherry, menthol and a whiff of candied dark berries on the nose. The palate offers a captivating combination of lush, fine-grained texture and energy, with the black fruit and sweet oak flavors already... Red-ruby. Black cherry, menthol and a whiff of candied dark berries on the nose. The palate offers a captivating combination of lush, fine-grained texture and energy, with the black fruit and sweet oak flavors already displaying terrific definition. Finishes juicy and very long, with brisk acidity and smooth tannins that gain power with air. 93+
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, April 2014
A wine with blueberry and spice character, plus hints of flowers. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2017.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barolo
Vintage 2010