2016 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

$125.00 / 750 mL
In Stock | Limit 6 per customer

Critic's Notes

Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media, 97

“97 rating ... a vibrant, massively tannic, austere wine, the likes of which I have never tasted here before. Vertical and explosive in the glass with tons of pure power, the 2016 Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous Barolo that is going to need a number of years to be at its best ....”

Kerin O'Keefe - Wine Enthusiast, 97

“97 rating ... enticing scents of rose, woodland berry, forest floor and a balsamic whiff of camphor. It's full bodied and elegantly structured, delivering flavors of ripe morello cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon and licorice before a hazelnut close.”

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 96

“96 rating ... savory and rich with a generous bouquet of dried berries, spice, crushed flowers and even a hint of market-fresh blueberry that we don't see in the other wines. The bouquet moves toward balsam notes with mint and rosemary the longer it stays in the glass. I also get anise flower and fresh licorice root as a pretty signature on the close. With aging in large Slavonian oak casks, the tannic integration is spot-on ....”

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