giacomo conterno, barolo, francia 2006
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2006 giacomo conterno, barolo, francia

Why We're Buying

Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia is an enticing wine that captures a sense of place. It brings out the best of its rolling hillside terroir, producing an explosive red wine with striking red fruit, spice, smoke, and tar flavors. This stunning Barolo also appreciated 73.5% from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2006 Barolo Cascina Francia is a deep, muscular wine endowed with superb richness, inner perfume and structure. From cask this has always been an intense, inward Barolo and now that it is in bottle, those qualities seem even more prominent. Over time, the classic Cascina Francia bouquet of roses, tar, herbs and licorice comes forward, but only reluctantly. A massive wall of tannins prevents the fruit from emerging, but every now and then the wine shows hints of its ultimate potential. The finish alone is breathtakingly beautiful for its balance and inner sense of harmony. The 2006 is not as showy young as other recent great vintages such as 2001 or 2004, so I will not be surprised if it is overlooked, but it is a magnificent Barolo that only needs time, and lots of it. (AG) 96+