Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo

9.2578 ratings
9.2188 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
Conrad Green

A little bricking on the edges but the nose is very pure. Shows it’s age but not defeated at all- there’s dried cherry and some leather on the nose. The midpalate fleshes out over hours in glass. It’s lean, translucent, medium bodied but still quite pure and fine. Notes of tea, dried roses, kombucha. There’s little actual decay here- it’s showing age but aging at a glacial pace. You need to love this kind of wine but I do when they’re in this shape. Very good.

A little bricking on the edges but the nose is very pure. Shows it’s age but not defeated at all- there’s dried cherry and some leather on the nose. The midpalate fleshes out over hours in glass. It’s lean, translucent, medium bodied but still quite pure and fine. Notes of tea, dried roses, kombucha. There’s little actual decay here- it’s showing age but aging at a glacial pace. You need to love this kind of wine but I do when they’re in this shape. Very good.

Apr 26th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Perfume! Plums and cassis. Spice. Tar and roses. Unity.

Perfume! Plums and cassis. Spice. Tar and roses. Unity.

Jan 31st, 2020
Shun Kikuchi

Elegant. Brick with Orange rim. Taste like old Bourgogne, slightly closed bouquet and dark berries, forest floor and umami. Dry, mid lingering acidity and vervety tannin. By the glass then couldn’t see exact vintage but possibly 10 yrs +. Dried flowers, not tar I felt.

Elegant. Brick with Orange rim. Taste like old Bourgogne, slightly closed bouquet and dark berries, forest floor and umami. Dry, mid lingering acidity and vervety tannin. By the glass then couldn’t see exact vintage but possibly 10 yrs +. Dried flowers, not tar I felt.

Aug 13th, 2019
"Odedi"

This is a great experience of drinking a 34 year old Barolo.

Showing black fruits with earth, forest floor, vinaigrette, forest floor, green vegetables, light wood, graphite, spices and peppercorn.

Nice finish with spices, grippy tannins and tangy cranberries.

Right out of the bottle, it is big and elegant with grippy tannins. As it opens up, it losses some fruit, but still drinkable. The drinking window is very short (about 20 minutes).

In September 2007 (that's 22 years after picking the grapes), this bottle was decanted by the producer, to remove the sediments, and then topped off again with wine from the same 1985 vintage, and recocked again with a new cork.
So special, isn't it?

Showing great complexity and a unique mouthfeel.

Thank you, Keith for sharing.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 Points.

This is a great experience of drinking a 34 year old Barolo.

Showing black fruits with earth, forest floor, vinaigrette, forest floor, green vegetables, light wood, graphite, spices and peppercorn.

Nice finish with spices, grippy tannins and tangy cranberries.

Right out of the bottle, it is big and elegant with grippy tannins. As it opens up, it losses some fruit, but still drinkable. The drinking window is very short (about 20 minutes).

In September 2007 (that's 22 years after picking the grapes), this bottle was decanted by the producer, to remove the sediments, and then topped off again with wine from the same 1985 vintage, and recocked again with a new cork.
So special, isn't it?

Showing great complexity and a unique mouthfeel.

Thank you, Keith for sharing.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 Points.

May 27th, 2019
Conrad Green

Dark soft fruit. Leather, dark sour plum, soy, dried herbs, dark cherry, a hint of tomato. Very pure and still lively. Excellent.

Dark soft fruit. Leather, dark sour plum, soy, dried herbs, dark cherry, a hint of tomato. Very pure and still lively. Excellent.

May 18th, 2019
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.7

Exceptional great old Marolo carriages and I just

Exceptional great old Marolo carriages and I just

May 2nd, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Orange rim, semi transparent. Rozes, tar, glue. Bayleaf, licquorish, coffee. Soft drying tanine. Always a pleasure to drink this.

Orange rim, semi transparent. Rozes, tar, glue. Bayleaf, licquorish, coffee. Soft drying tanine. Always a pleasure to drink this.

Jan 25th, 2019
Anna Savino

Open bouquet immediately but mostly forest floor and dusty nose. All out of whack on the palate and tasted strongly of iron! After one hour or two open, extremely beautiful aromas of violets and flowers filled the glass, while the earthier truffle smelling ones remained in the background. After 6-7 hours the wine was soft and supple but still with plenty of acid and dark fruits and that minerally iron like finish. Amazing transformation although I think still a little too young due to acid ... only 13,5% alcohol! Intriguing wine #barolo #borgogno #reserve #piedmontwines

Open bouquet immediately but mostly forest floor and dusty nose. All out of whack on the palate and tasted strongly of iron! After one hour or two open, extremely beautiful aromas of violets and flowers filled the glass, while the earthier truffle smelling ones remained in the background. After 6-7 hours the wine was soft and supple but still with plenty of acid and dark fruits and that minerally iron like finish. Amazing transformation although I think still a little too young due to acid ... only 13,5% alcohol! Intriguing wine #barolo #borgogno #reserve #piedmontwines

Oct 21st, 2018
Alicia Cypress

This evolved beautifully in the glass. No two sips were the same. Lighter and more delicate than I expected. (Although i have very little experience with aged Barolos. I will have to change that!)

This evolved beautifully in the glass. No two sips were the same. Lighter and more delicate than I expected. (Although i have very little experience with aged Barolos. I will have to change that!)

Jun 21st, 2018
Conrad Green

Orange peel, softened (after a decant), delicate red notes with a hint of sherry. Lacks a little depth in the middle but very pretty. Leather, dried roses. Long and very pretty.

Orange peel, softened (after a decant), delicate red notes with a hint of sherry. Lacks a little depth in the middle but very pretty. Leather, dried roses. Long and very pretty.

Jun 10th, 2018