2016 elio grasso, barolo, gavarini chiniera
Why We're Buying
Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a force to be reckoned with. It balances a rich body with uplifting floral notes, a juicy core, and a focused finish. Wine critic Antonio Galloni praised the 2016 vintage as "a striking wine" with considerable aging potential.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Elio Grasso 2016 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is immediately expressive and bright. The wine is savory and rich with a generous bouquet of dried berries, spice, crushed flowers and even a hint of market-fresh blueberry that we don't see in the other wines. The bouquet moves toward balsam notes with mint and rosemary the longer it stays in the glass. I also get anise flower and fresh licorice root as a pretty signature on the close. With aging in large Slavonian oak casks, the tannic integration is spot-on and so is the freshness and purity of those beautiful Nebbiolo nuances.