Gillardi

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.32 ratings
9.41 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Elena destroyed 2016 and left achingly beautiful Nebbiolo in her wake. What a wine. Such clarity and definition. Strawberry, big ripe mid season cherries, a hint of tar, even some cherry compote but it’s all buttressed by startling minerality. So many fresh roses. Dazzling aromas. Compact and vivid aromas. Almost in 3D. So fine. Palate is just wonderful. Amazingly fine grained tannins that are just so silky, so sweet and so perfect. This is delicacy and elegance exemplified. Perfect balance of sweet fruit, elegant tannins and great freshness. What a wonderful wine. 16 hits keep on coming. Nose gets wonderful herbals as it airs. Big structure ensures a long life. Very pure and very sappy. Such length. The nose smells like the elite burgundy people fight for allocations over. What concentration and density. Brilliant wine. Has decades to go. Outrageous explosive sweet cherry fruit here. So close to a 9.5. Maybe air will push it over the line.

Elena destroyed 2016 and left achingly beautiful Nebbiolo in her wake. What a wine. Such clarity and definition. Strawberry, big ripe mid season cherries, a hint of tar, even some cherry compote but it’s all buttressed by startling minerality. So many fresh roses. Dazzling aromas. Compact and vivid aromas. Almost in 3D. So fine. Palate is just wonderful. Amazingly fine grained tannins that are just so silky, so sweet and so perfect. This is delicacy and elegance exemplified. Perfect balance of sweet fruit, elegant tannins and great freshness. What a wonderful wine. 16 hits keep on coming. Nose gets wonderful herbals as it airs. Big structure ensures a long life. Very pure and very sappy. Such length. The nose smells like the elite burgundy people fight for allocations over. What concentration and density. Brilliant wine. Has decades to go. Outrageous explosive sweet cherry fruit here. So close to a 9.5. Maybe air will push it over the line.

Jul 4th, 2021
Daniel Bloom

N:Wow that’s interesting, Cherries(black), tar, lots of red flowers, salt!, citrus rind like English marmalade,
Granted it’s new glasses and I haven’t done a hth.
P: Cherries, Strawberries, tarry viscosity, ready to go after 2+ hrs out. Delicate tannins present, a dark, brooding wood/soil quality is there. Almost chocolate on the nose when you sip. As this airs, tannins build.Nice acidity balance, beautiful wine
Thanks @fasselections

N:Wow that’s interesting, Cherries(black), tar, lots of red flowers, salt!, citrus rind like English marmalade,
Granted it’s new glasses and I haven’t done a hth.
P: Cherries, Strawberries, tarry viscosity, ready to go after 2+ hrs out. Delicate tannins present, a dark, brooding wood/soil quality is there. Almost chocolate on the nose when you sip. As this airs, tannins build.Nice acidity balance, beautiful wine
Thanks @fasselections

Jun 16th, 2022