Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno

Vigna Elena Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo

9.323 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Alex Powell

Excellent stuff, and very unique and classically styled. Looks like rose in the glass, and boasts the purist aroma of it as well. Little tar, little mushroom, such pure rose. Angelic and beautiful, a sin to have broached its sanctity so soon. Happy to have experienced, but should have waited longer as its so rare. Extreme elegance and grace with the most lightly touching abundant tannin.

Excellent stuff, and very unique and classically styled. Looks like rose in the glass, and boasts the purist aroma of it as well. Little tar, little mushroom, such pure rose. Angelic and beautiful, a sin to have broached its sanctity so soon. Happy to have experienced, but should have waited longer as its so rare. Extreme elegance and grace with the most lightly touching abundant tannin.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Eric Larkee

Sommelier/Wine Director The Genuine Hospitality Group

9.8

It's Barolo weather in Miami.

It's Barolo weather in Miami.

Mar 14th, 2014
Daniel Tan

Deep cherry nose, camphor, tannins very present but works really well with the tea-like herbal style. Medium bodied, balanced acidity, not very sweet. Lots of complexity.

Deep cherry nose, camphor, tannins very present but works really well with the tea-like herbal style. Medium bodied, balanced acidity, not very sweet. Lots of complexity.

May 24th, 2020
Lev Lavrichtchev

Not a riserva. Lots of sediment, muddy. Very balanced, mature Nebbiolo. Drink now

Not a riserva. Lots of sediment, muddy. Very balanced, mature Nebbiolo. Drink now

Jun 28th, 2019
Lev Lavrichtchev

Tasted at BaroloBrunello Milano 2017

Tasted at BaroloBrunello Milano 2017

Nov 21st, 2017
Frank

Very nice wine with red fruit in a milieu of earthiness. Definitely needs some time to open up

Very nice wine with red fruit in a milieu of earthiness. Definitely needs some time to open up

Mar 16th, 2017
Young Bock Lee

2003. Very delicate aromas...more acacia, red flowers, fresher than 99 (but lesser fruit aromas). M+ acid(more acidic than 99), M++ tannin, less structured, more fresh, concentrated black cherry on the finish than 99.

2003. Very delicate aromas...more acacia, red flowers, fresher than 99 (but lesser fruit aromas). M+ acid(more acidic than 99), M++ tannin, less structured, more fresh, concentrated black cherry on the finish than 99.

Nov 15th, 2015
Young Bock Lee

99. Shy aromas... hint of oxidation, concentrated black cherry, clay or carlcareous soil aroma(man! this is hard!). M+ acid, M++ tannin(instantly dries the palate), long finish with balanced tabacco and elegant fruits.

99. Shy aromas... hint of oxidation, concentrated black cherry, clay or carlcareous soil aroma(man! this is hard!). M+ acid, M++ tannin(instantly dries the palate), long finish with balanced tabacco and elegant fruits.

Nov 15th, 2015
Martina Spreafico

Elegant and Young Barolo

Elegant and Young Barolo

Mar 24th, 2015
Young Bock Lee

Red flowers, fresh black cherry aromas. M + acid, HIGH TANNIN, structured. Long finish with hint of red fruit.

Red flowers, fresh black cherry aromas. M + acid, HIGH TANNIN, structured. Long finish with hint of red fruit.

Nov 15th, 2015