Cascina Bongiovanni

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.058 ratings
8.919 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
Heather Robinson

So light tasting, not fruity and a bit dry for a surprising 14.5. Had at hone wine tasting otherwise &65 retail. Thin in color so it’s surprising that it’s such a high alcohol for an Italian wine.

So light tasting, not fruity and a bit dry for a surprising 14.5. Had at hone wine tasting otherwise &65 retail. Thin in color so it’s surprising that it’s such a high alcohol for an Italian wine.

2 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2018
Stephen Little

Fruit is great, but the tannins are over the top. Time should mellow. I'd give this one at least 5 year before drinking

Fruit is great, but the tannins are over the top. Time should mellow. I'd give this one at least 5 year before drinking

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Michael Wangbickler CWE DipWSET

President Drink Local Wine Inc, Educator Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

7.6

Pickles and olives.

Pickles and olives.

Aug 11th, 2013
Ming L
8.9

Enchanting aromas of red and black cherries, pine cone, leather, light incense, and hint of truffles. The acidity was still quite bright and high tone, and the tannins was slightly sweet and chewy. Long elegant finish. Needs minimum 5 more years to reach its peak.
It was incredible that this 12-year Barolo was available at $54 in a local Italian restaurant. What a deal!

Enchanting aromas of red and black cherries, pine cone, leather, light incense, and hint of truffles. The acidity was still quite bright and high tone, and the tannins was slightly sweet and chewy. Long elegant finish. Needs minimum 5 more years to reach its peak.
It was incredible that this 12-year Barolo was available at $54 in a local Italian restaurant. What a deal!

Nov 25th, 2019
Jack Bender

Barolo and Bauhaus. Nuff said

Barolo and Bauhaus. Nuff said

Jul 22nd, 2018
Mike Kothe

The nose was driven by rose petal, leather, and vanilla from the barrique . There are undertones of some dusty earth and wet mushroom. The fruit is starting to fade on the nose but on the palate shows a lot of tangy dried cranberry. Alcohol is a little hot and with persistent tannins and pleasantly tart acidity. Have with a steak or earthy fungi preferably in a butter sauce.

The nose was driven by rose petal, leather, and vanilla from the barrique . There are undertones of some dusty earth and wet mushroom. The fruit is starting to fade on the nose but on the palate shows a lot of tangy dried cranberry. Alcohol is a little hot and with persistent tannins and pleasantly tart acidity. Have with a steak or earthy fungi preferably in a butter sauce.

Dec 7th, 2017
Bill Schallert

Very nice wine. Needs decanting. Lots of strength and tannins. Long finish And lots of fruit. Leather.

Very nice wine. Needs decanting. Lots of strength and tannins. Long finish And lots of fruit. Leather.

May 4th, 2017
Karl Salnoske

First Barolo, with the mushroom salad

First Barolo, with the mushroom salad

Dec 17th, 2016
Victoria Holden

Deliciois. Paired with homemade black truffle farfalle at Marmelade in San Juan, PR

Deliciois. Paired with homemade black truffle farfalle at Marmelade in San Juan, PR

Jan 28th, 2016
Kristen Wilson

Given to us by Paua and Steve. Had with kids at Xmas 2015. Great

Given to us by Paua and Steve. Had with kids at Xmas 2015. Great

Jan 9th, 2016