Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo

9.247 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Winn Roberton

Remember that first time you tasted G. Conterno? Me too it was today.

Remember that first time you tasted G. Conterno? Me too it was today.

Apr 3rd, 2015
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.2

A great wine in a shit vintage. Just goes to show what a great winemaker can do.

A great wine in a shit vintage. Just goes to show what a great winemaker can do.

May 3rd, 2013
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Typical of the vintage, but still very pleasant to drink. Dried dark fruit and herbs. Intense, but not just one note of ripe fruit here.

Typical of the vintage, but still very pleasant to drink. Dried dark fruit and herbs. Intense, but not just one note of ripe fruit here.

Jun 20th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

Her birthday dinner. Terrible cork, wine was in great shape, better than I was expecting

Her birthday dinner. Terrible cork, wine was in great shape, better than I was expecting

Aug 2nd, 2017
vinokeeno

2003 vintage. Fantastic, otherworldly nose. Still plenty of push/substance and plenty of great drinking ahead. Courtesy of @Bill Bender

2003 vintage. Fantastic, otherworldly nose. Still plenty of push/substance and plenty of great drinking ahead. Courtesy of @Bill Bender

May 22nd, 2022
John Osgood

What a beauty. Nothing over the top despite the vintage. Has aged like a dream.

What a beauty. Nothing over the top despite the vintage. Has aged like a dream.

May 18th, 2020
Ethan Webster

Restrained, abundant, meaningful

Restrained, abundant, meaningful

Dec 24th, 2018
John J
9.2

Quite tasty. Lightly smoky, earthy nose. Cherries on the palate, mushroom plus leathery-oaky notes. Tannic grip was good, as was its acidity. 2003 was the hot year in Europe, I wouldn't call this cooked or stewed. Glad I drank it now.
Day 2&3 a bit more compact, but the tannins and lip-smacking cherry palate were still good.

Quite tasty. Lightly smoky, earthy nose. Cherries on the palate, mushroom plus leathery-oaky notes. Tannic grip was good, as was its acidity. 2003 was the hot year in Europe, I wouldn't call this cooked or stewed. Glad I drank it now.
Day 2&3 a bit more compact, but the tannins and lip-smacking cherry palate were still good.

Sep 23rd, 2018
David Wanek

Took awhile to open up as expected but drinking incredibly well.

Took awhile to open up as expected but drinking incredibly well.

May 12th, 2017
The Schwartz

As good a bottle of Barolo as I've had...2003 drinking exceptionally well

As good a bottle of Barolo as I've had...2003 drinking exceptionally well

Aug 3rd, 2016