Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo

9.4811 ratings
9.4314 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

Still young but smooth and integrated. Delicious dark plum and a solid core of gnarly fruit. Some dried herbs. Lovely balance. Fresh and intense. Needs time to really sing but very polished

Still young but smooth and integrated. Delicious dark plum and a solid core of gnarly fruit. Some dried herbs. Lovely balance. Fresh and intense. Needs time to really sing but very polished

May 13th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Amber tawny color. Looks old in the glass but not overly so. Gave this 6 hours in a decanter before taking it to our restaurant. Has a great old Barolo nose. Notes of Asian tea, soy sauce, roses, black cherries, some leather saddle and a little tar. Silky in the mouth, with a perfume that gains intensity. Still has ample fruit with a nice soft structure that delivers a memorable finish. Great performance tonight, and bottles like this easily have another 5-8 years of peak delivery.

Amber tawny color. Looks old in the glass but not overly so. Gave this 6 hours in a decanter before taking it to our restaurant. Has a great old Barolo nose. Notes of Asian tea, soy sauce, roses, black cherries, some leather saddle and a little tar. Silky in the mouth, with a perfume that gains intensity. Still has ample fruit with a nice soft structure that delivers a memorable finish. Great performance tonight, and bottles like this easily have another 5-8 years of peak delivery.

May 6th, 2021
Conrad Green

Dark and pure plum on the nose with a hint of tobacco. Quite woozy and plush and scented with floral notes (rose and violet). Supple and savory with great clarity and balance. Very poised and drinking well now. Very good.

Dark and pure plum on the nose with a hint of tobacco. Quite woozy and plush and scented with floral notes (rose and violet). Supple and savory with great clarity and balance. Very poised and drinking well now. Very good.

Dec 20th, 2020
Conrad Green

Very intense: plum, black cherry, violet, blood, hints of fresh leather. Gorgeous balance and suppleness. A salinity and pungent fruit. Excellent, but young now.

Very intense: plum, black cherry, violet, blood, hints of fresh leather. Gorgeous balance and suppleness. A salinity and pungent fruit. Excellent, but young now.

Nov 26th, 2020
Conrad Green

Dark red fruit. Cherries, plum, tobacco, herbs. A lovely nose. Young but very good.

Dark red fruit. Cherries, plum, tobacco, herbs. A lovely nose. Young but very good.

Oct 11th, 2020
Chris MacLean

The total package, just about everything you can ask from a wine. Length, complexity, total harmony of flavors. Probably more elegant and silky in 5-10 years.

The total package, just about everything you can ask from a wine. Length, complexity, total harmony of flavors. Probably more elegant and silky in 5-10 years.

Aug 10th, 2020
Conrad Green

Bright cherry fruit surrounded by a fresh dense , inky and saline. Densely packed still . Young but good stuff

Bright cherry fruit surrounded by a fresh dense , inky and saline. Densely packed still . Young but good stuff

Jul 5th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Wine Nerd Herd and Friday lunch

Wine Nerd Herd and Friday lunch

May 25th, 2019
Bill Bender

@Eric LaMasters set up a tour on Friday of La Quercia, a top end producer of specialty cured meats. We met up at the cheese bar before for Italian/Spanish and Rhône wines. @David L brought a classic Conterno. The bloodlines here are obvious, lots of depth and concentration and clear 30+ years of stuffing.

@Eric LaMasters set up a tour on Friday of La Quercia, a top end producer of specialty cured meats. We met up at the cheese bar before for Italian/Spanish and Rhône wines. @David L brought a classic Conterno. The bloodlines here are obvious, lots of depth and concentration and clear 30+ years of stuffing.

May 17th, 2019
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.2

Feeling very welcome in Las Vegas.

Feeling very welcome in Las Vegas.

Mar 7th, 2019