Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo

9.134 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Amazing. 17 years doesn't seem like much to this wine. The tannin profile has softened significantly but this could go longer without problem. Caught it at a point where things are starting to get interesting. More organic earth, leather, licorice, and spices coming forward, that delicate violet aromas is coming around. Really pretty sense of fruit that has a lot of purity still.

Amazing. 17 years doesn't seem like much to this wine. The tannin profile has softened significantly but this could go longer without problem. Caught it at a point where things are starting to get interesting. More organic earth, leather, licorice, and spices coming forward, that delicate violet aromas is coming around. Really pretty sense of fruit that has a lot of purity still.

Jun 26th, 2016
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.0

Still a baby. Waiting to show us that other dimension

Still a baby. Waiting to show us that other dimension

Oct 15th, 2014
James Stahl

Storage issue I believe!

Storage issue I believe!

Nov 10th, 2013
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

8.1

Not a good bottle

Not a good bottle

Jun 23rd, 2013
Conrad Kenley

Seemed advanced. Shedding a lot of tannin right out of the bottle.
This is the 1999 cascina Francia - serralunga d’alba

Seemed advanced. Shedding a lot of tannin right out of the bottle.
This is the 1999 cascina Francia - serralunga d’alba

May 25th, 2019
Cris Cherry

Owner/Winemaker Villa Creek Winery

In a sweet spot right now! Tannins have softened framing red fruits. Great with end of season truffles.

In a sweet spot right now! Tannins have softened framing red fruits. Great with end of season truffles.

Feb 8th, 2015
Conrad Green

Stunning. Lovely and broad with length and breadth but great resolution

Stunning. Lovely and broad with length and breadth but great resolution

Apr 20th, 2016
Evandro Pereira

Very delicate aromas, round mouthfeel

Very delicate aromas, round mouthfeel

Oct 26th, 2015
Joel Tan

Tight, not quite showing full potential, but it's there. Opened up just a bit, with the aged Nebbiolo sweetness coming through much more. A little bit of watercolours (?) on the nose, good acidity - cool vintage? Love the minerality.

Tight, not quite showing full potential, but it's there. Opened up just a bit, with the aged Nebbiolo sweetness coming through much more. A little bit of watercolours (?) on the nose, good acidity - cool vintage? Love the minerality.

Oct 8th, 2015
D Rebello

1999 lovely wine. Still needs some time. Violets, leather, and the 60 second finish. Wow

1999 lovely wine. Still needs some time. Violets, leather, and the 60 second finish. Wow

Feb 20th, 2015