Il Chiosso

Il Chiosso Gattinara Galizja

9.35 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Gattinara, Vercelli, 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
Tom Casagrande

This Nebbiolo emphasizes terroir rather than fruit. The nose is showing secondary notes that lead with intense crushed-rock laden gravel and old mahogany furniture scents, with only a wee bit of cherry fruit peeking through. Intense and very minerally in the mouth, this still has some tannin to burn. The finish is remarkably long and a tad bitter. Quite unique and atypical but still very good. Needs rich, rustic food.

This Nebbiolo emphasizes terroir rather than fruit. The nose is showing secondary notes that lead with intense crushed-rock laden gravel and old mahogany furniture scents, with only a wee bit of cherry fruit peeking through. Intense and very minerally in the mouth, this still has some tannin to burn. The finish is remarkably long and a tad bitter. Quite unique and atypical but still very good. Needs rich, rustic food.

Oct 16th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

What a nose. Smoke, leather, tar, roses, hint of mushroom, glorious old school Nebbiolo. Old bookcase aromas as well. Palate is juicy and concentrated and has great complexity and very velvety tannins. Very nice and fresh. Superb dark red and black fruits. Staining. Stunning.

What a nose. Smoke, leather, tar, roses, hint of mushroom, glorious old school Nebbiolo. Old bookcase aromas as well. Palate is juicy and concentrated and has great complexity and very velvety tannins. Very nice and fresh. Superb dark red and black fruits. Staining. Stunning.

May 17th, 2019
Matthew Cohen

Giant blackberry fruit with some spice. Some va on open. Needs 45 minutes to dissipate. Then it’s deep dusty roses. Palate is dark fruit. Still pretty evident tanins. Optimal drinking window Likely starts in 2021.

Giant blackberry fruit with some spice. Some va on open. Needs 45 minutes to dissipate. Then it’s deep dusty roses. Palate is dark fruit. Still pretty evident tanins. Optimal drinking window Likely starts in 2021.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Now this is some Nebbiolo. Wow. What a nose. From what is considered their best vineyard. Stunning nose. Red cherries, tar, leather, grilled dried nuts, licorice, anise. So complex. Sickness. Big, complex and deep palate with palate staining fruit and firm but beautiful tannins. Big core of cherry fruit and this is unapologetically old school. So long and mineral on the finish. Powerful and deep yet light on its feet: profound.

Now this is some Nebbiolo. Wow. What a nose. From what is considered their best vineyard. Stunning nose. Red cherries, tar, leather, grilled dried nuts, licorice, anise. So complex. Sickness. Big, complex and deep palate with palate staining fruit and firm but beautiful tannins. Big core of cherry fruit and this is unapologetically old school. So long and mineral on the finish. Powerful and deep yet light on its feet: profound.

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2018