Elio Grasso

Gavarini Chiniera Barolo Nebbiolo

9.233 ratings
9.211 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
Daron Watson

I frickin LUV this wine ~ aromatics off the chart ~ initially palate exhibits lighter fruit patch before hitting walnut, leather & mocha

I frickin LUV this wine ~ aromatics off the chart ~ initially palate exhibits lighter fruit patch before hitting walnut, leather & mocha

Jan 12th, 2019
Kevin Ortzman

Significant difference in profile over 30 mins. Starts off with big cranberry and a tart finish then evolves to a mature red fruit and earth overtones - significant improvement in balance over time - can't wait for next Friday to pair with duck and foie gras!

Significant difference in profile over 30 mins. Starts off with big cranberry and a tart finish then evolves to a mature red fruit and earth overtones - significant improvement in balance over time - can't wait for next Friday to pair with duck and foie gras!

Feb 9th, 2017
Matt Ryan

Big on the cherry with a hint of tea leaf. Love it.

Big on the cherry with a hint of tea leaf. Love it.

Dec 26th, 2014
Bill Bender

Also too young...not Elio's fault I opened this 5 years too early....

Also too young...not Elio's fault I opened this 5 years too early....

Nov 27th, 2014
Jason

Winemaker Futo Wines

9.2

Bright, silky and dramatic. Rides the line between the more chiseled features of 89, and opulence of 90

Bright, silky and dramatic. Rides the line between the more chiseled features of 89, and opulence of 90

Dec 31st, 2013
Alessandro Rossi

Elio Grasso è un ottimo produttore ! Sempre un grandissimo calice di Piemonte

Elio Grasso è un ottimo produttore ! Sempre un grandissimo calice di Piemonte

Nov 25th, 2013
Seth Friedman

With black truffle pasta

With black truffle pasta

Jan 4th, 2020
Andreas Isler

With John Papolardo & Stephen @Johns house: Dinner

With John Papolardo & Stephen @Johns house: Dinner

Apr 21st, 2019
JJ Lumia

Killer Wine Night. Lineup of 17 wines. Tasted blind. Theme was Old World Killer “B” (the letter “B” has to be the first letter in one of the proper nouns in the wine e.g., region, varietal, type, winery name, etc.)

Wine 10. Burnt orange. Caramel nose. Eucalyptus. Leather, tar, mocha. One of my faves and the wine of the night for many. Didnt think it was as old as the color showed. It was my contribution. Bought 4 for my son’s birth year. Was a special night so popped one to check. I’m quite optimistic.

Killer Wine Night. Lineup of 17 wines. Tasted blind. Theme was Old World Killer “B” (the letter “B” has to be the first letter in one of the proper nouns in the wine e.g., region, varietal, type, winery name, etc.)

Wine 10. Burnt orange. Caramel nose. Eucalyptus. Leather, tar, mocha. One of my faves and the wine of the night for many. Didnt think it was as old as the color showed. It was my contribution. Bought 4 for my son’s birth year. Was a special night so popped one to check. I’m quite optimistic.

Aug 6th, 2018
Ron Siegel

This needed a couple of hours in the decanter to open. Dark berry fruits, leather, dried herbs & rose petal.

This needed a couple of hours in the decanter to open. Dark berry fruits, leather, dried herbs & rose petal.

Jun 26th, 2017