2013 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini ChinieraNebbiolo from Italy
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"The Elio Grasso Estate, located in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba, has 42 hectares of land of which 24 are forests and meadows that surround the 18 hectares of vineyards,...
- 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93 Wine Spectator
96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Beautiful aromas of tar, roses and berries follow through to a full body, soft and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and focused. Fantastic wine. Drink or hold for many years ahead."
95+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2013 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is racy, exotic and super-elegant, with a finesse to tannins that is almost impossible to believe in a young Barolo. This is an especially delicate, refined style that shows just how elegant Nebbiolo can be. Sweet red cherry, kirsch, chalk, mint, white pepper and rose petals meld into a super expressive, inviting finish laced with veins of bright, salivating acidity. The 2013 gets better and better with time in the glass, but its finest drinking belongs to the future."
95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2013 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera stands apart in this tasting of Elio Grasso's new releases. The fruit portrayed shows a very crisp and focused quality. It absolutely pops from the glass with brilliant sharpness. Gianluca Grasso tells me lab reports confirm the higher acidic tenor of the wine, although this is not necessarily perceived acidity that you taste. Aromas of wild berry, balsam herb, licorice and smoke emerge delicately from the bouquet. The wine's mouthfeel evokes a profound sense of elegance thanks to those noble tannins and its silky texture."
93 Wine Spectator
"Expressive and balanced, with plum, leather, tobacco, tar and iron flavors allied to a solid structure. A touch of licorice emerges and the minerality builds as this unwinds on the long finish. Still tannic, so be patient. Best from 2021 through 2038. 1,000 cases made."
"The Elio Grasso Estate, located in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba, has 42 hectares of land of which 24 are forests and meadows that surround the 18 hectares of vineyards, within the World Heritage site.
We believe that to be acknowledged first as grape farmers, and then as wine producers, is the best way to honour, and continue the labours of, those who have faced before us the challenges that working with nature and her products, like wine, entails. This, and a desire to be true to ourselves, prompts us propose, without presumption, the convictions and conduct shared by all Langhe farming families, characteristics worth preserving and which we believe make the difference." -Winery
96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth|
|Nose||truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla|