Barolo, Cuneo

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1997

Musty nose on pop but after a decant and swirl the violets kick in and the bouquet delivers a whiff of truffle as well. Classic Barolo tar on entry, massive red fruit, rose petal and fig. A bit grainy and less vibrant than I’m used to from Giacomo Conterno. Good, not great length. A serious Barolo. More substantial than flashy. My preference runs to the Aldo Conterno wines but these are perhaps more “traditional” and worthy of contemplation. — 12 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Dark fruit, anis/licorice component. Has a richness to it. Nose has some VA, soy character. Palate is still tightly wound.
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Domenico Clerico

Pajana Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Big boy. Dark fruit, nothing subtle about it. The tannins are in a nice place though - abundant but fine grained. — 6 days ago

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Stan W

Stan W

Soft for Clerico but big for everyone else. Tannins still dominate.
9.0

Icardi

Parej Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

At eight years old this Barolo is entering its drinking window. Wonderful purity, red fruit, roses and tar. On the lighter side but good intensity and sustains well. Tertiary notes starting to develop. — 8 days ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1964

Aged red fruit, hints of orange rind, pretty softened cherry, very lucid. Great balance and a haunting gentleness to the front end. Very poised. Noticeable dry wood and a little stiff on the finish, with drying tannins but an excellent front. — 10 days ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

More earth and mushroom. Higher toned fruits, border-line tart. Tastes SUPER young. I hope I get to taste this wine again in 10 years — 6 days ago

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Vietti

Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 1982

Great color. This wine transitioned to sweet red fruit, roses, slight leather and oak. Medium palate. Long finish. — 6 days ago

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Poderi Aldo Conterno

Riserva Gran Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Another stunning. This has some dark chocolate, menthol, and Eben floral notes that makes this super interesting. Dark fruited but not heavy — tannins are integrated perfectly — 6 days ago

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Stan W

Stan W

Dang. Bright red fruit. Full mouth feel with soft tannins. Drinks younger than ‘06.
9.7

Cappellano

Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Knockout nose of crushed red cherry, strawberry fruit, orange peel, menthol, very floral & expressive showing rose petal, baking spices, dried herbs, nicely balanced with a silky texture. — 8 days ago

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Luciano Sandrone

Cannubi Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Ripe black cherry, strawberry with rose petal, violets, tar & tobacco notes. Beautifully balanced & structured. — 4 days ago

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