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Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo

9.474 ratings
9.426 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Impeccable. Earthy, lilac, hints of cedar, light chocolate. Deep. Rich and constantly changing - lengthy flavor. Tar, spice. Mid-weight on palate. Defined acid and tannin relationship. Great time to open this.

Impeccable. Earthy, lilac, hints of cedar, light chocolate. Deep. Rich and constantly changing - lengthy flavor. Tar, spice. Mid-weight on palate. Defined acid and tannin relationship. Great time to open this.

Dec 17th, 2017
Chad Bowman

Sales LDF Sales

9.7

This was pretty epic. It needed a nap and it is ready to roll.

This was pretty epic. It needed a nap and it is ready to roll.

Apr 28th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Tightly wound cherry and strawberry and dirt and leather.

Tightly wound cherry and strawberry and dirt and leather.

Feb 25th, 2017
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.3

I had this vintage of Francia some years ago and I wasn't satisfied with the wine as it appeared very withdrawn, dark and a bit rejecting. Now it slowly opens up, showing more fresh fruit aromas, tar and some floral notes. Lively acidity, nice fruit and polished tannins on the palate. Give it one more decade and this Francia will turn into a real beauty.

I had this vintage of Francia some years ago and I wasn't satisfied with the wine as it appeared very withdrawn, dark and a bit rejecting. Now it slowly opens up, showing more fresh fruit aromas, tar and some floral notes. Lively acidity, nice fruit and polished tannins on the palate. Give it one more decade and this Francia will turn into a real beauty.

Nov 23rd, 2016
David Conway

2005 @Delectable Wine

Sep 25th, 2015
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.2

Another Francia with a more open mind than the 98 I had some weeks ago. Beautiful nose after quite a bit of time in the decanter and the glass. Not as tannic as I had thought. Give it ten more years.

Another Francia with a more open mind than the 98 I had some weeks ago. Beautiful nose after quite a bit of time in the decanter and the glass. Not as tannic as I had thought. Give it ten more years.

Dec 20th, 2014
Rob Lateiner

Nice, just light and fruit is not as concentrated/ripe as I would have suspected/hoped for.

Nice, just light and fruit is not as concentrated/ripe as I would have suspected/hoped for.

Nov 6th, 2014
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

10

Foggy, Rocky Mountain Birthday Barolo. #TheRealConterno

Foggy, Rocky Mountain Birthday Barolo. #TheRealConterno

Jul 11th, 2014
Steven W Alexander

Not much fruit at all. Reminded me of vermouth

Not much fruit at all. Reminded me of vermouth

Apr 25th, 2014
Sarah Wilson

Smooth and full bodied, when fruit, savory herbs, and mushroom flavor. Could drink this all day, any day, and was thrilled to taste at Del Posto five for five

Smooth and full bodied, when fruit, savory herbs, and mushroom flavor. Could drink this all day, any day, and was thrilled to taste at Del Posto five for five

Dec 17th, 2017