elio grasso, barolo, gavarini chiniera 2016

elio grasso, barolo, gavarini chiniera 2016
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Critics' Scores

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    98
    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.

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