Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo

9.367 ratings
9.322 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
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
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
Andrew Lohse

Totally rich red fruit, crazy length

Totally rich red fruit, crazy length

Aug 1st, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

One of the all time Barolo greats, this did not disappoint. I figured it might be pretty coiled up but it relented some with some air. At open the nose was pretty tight as expected so this was a decant for a while to open up. After about 2 hours it relented and while still pretty tight it was a glorious preview of what this wine will offer with another 5+ years, I'd even say 10.
The color was a shade or two darker than a medium ruby. The nose was all about the tar right now, with a hint of floral and red fruits in the background accented with some spice box and leather.

The palate relented less than the nose with fairly firm grippy tannins on the finish, not surprising given the yourthful encounter thus far. Perfect acidity had my palate begging for a braised of Osso Buco!
#giacomoconterno #conterno #cascinafrancia #barolo

One of the all time Barolo greats, this did not disappoint. I figured it might be pretty coiled up but it relented some with some air. At open the nose was pretty tight as expected so this was a decant for a while to open up. After about 2 hours it relented and while still pretty tight it was a glorious preview of what this wine will offer with another 5+ years, I'd even say 10.
The color was a shade or two darker than a medium ruby. The nose was all about the tar right now, with a hint of floral and red fruits in the background accented with some spice box and leather.

The palate relented less than the nose with fairly firm grippy tannins on the finish, not surprising given the yourthful encounter thus far. Perfect acidity had my palate begging for a braised of Osso Buco!
#giacomoconterno #conterno #cascinafrancia #barolo

Dec 13th, 2016
Andrew Harris

Magnum 2004.

Magnum 2004.

Dec 4th, 2016
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.3

2004 vintage

2004 vintage

Oct 24th, 2015
David Eckert

Beauty

Beauty

Oct 8th, 2015
Daniel McGeough

2004. Birthday worthy!!

2004. Birthday worthy!!

Oct 6th, 2015
David Eckert

Wow. That's what I'm talking about.

Wow. That's what I'm talking about.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Laurence Feraud

Nez frais, jeune, bouche poussière, trop retenu. Bon dans l'assemble mais pas magique comme je lespere

Nez frais, jeune, bouche poussière, trop retenu. Bon dans l'assemble mais pas magique comme je lespere

Mar 1st, 2014