Barolo Turne Silvio Grasso 2008

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"The 2008 Barolo Turne is drop-dead gorgeous. Dark red berries, rose petals, mint and spices flow effortlessly from this mid-weight, gracious Barolo. The long maceration time and aging in cask seems especially well-suited to the personality of the vintage. This is one of the most impressive Baroli I have ever tasted from Grasso. The 2008 is classy, elegant and first-rate. The Turne is completely different from the other Grasso Baroli because of the traditional approach to vinficiation and aging, but it is striking in 2008. Ethereal floral notes underpinned by veins of chalky minerality support the long, brilliant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028...94"WA 04/2012

Region: Italy » Piedmont

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Winery: Silvio Grasso
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Silvio Grasso:
The Grasso family has been producing wine since 1927, but Federico Grasso only started bottling in 1980, and has “produced a bevy of sensational efforts over recent vintages” (Parker). His sophisticated, modern Barolos are particularly notable for avoiding excessive wood aromas; to this end, Grasso prefers to use large barrels rather than barriques for maturation, and uses less than 30% new wo... Read more
The Grasso family has been producing wine since 1927, but Federico Grasso only started bottling in 1980, and has “produced a bevy of sensational efforts over recent vintages” (Parker). His sophisticated, modern Barolos are particularly notable for avoiding excessive wood aromas; to this end, Grasso prefers to use large barrels rather than barriques for maturation, and uses less than 30% new wood even on his single-vineyard bottlings. The “Bricco Luciani”, which is located just above Molino’s “Gancia” vineyard, is soft, generous, classic La Morra, while the “Ciabot Manzoni” was described as “Godzilla-like” by Parker, “multidimensional, compelling/prodigious… gigantic in scope and stature”; this wine was given 95 points for the 2004 by the Wine Spectator. In fact, all of Grasso's 2004 Baroli were awarded scores between 92-95 points. Dolcetto and Barbera also exhibit exceptional lushness and ripeness, with superb purity of flavors and aromas, and the “Peirass” (first released last year) is an elegant, ripe Nebbiolo without extended wood aging. Read less
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"The 2008 Barolo Turne is drop-dead gorgeous. Dark red berries, rose petals, mint and spices flow effortlessly from this mid-weight, gracious Barolo. The long maceration time and aging in cask seems especially well-suited to the personality of the vintage. This is one of the most impressive Baroli I have ever tasted from Grasso. The 2008 is classy, elegant and first-rate. The Turne is completely different from the other Grasso Baroli because of the traditional approach to vinficiation and aging, but it is striking in 2008. Ethereal floral notes underpinned by veins of chalky minerality support the long, brilliant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028...94"WA 04/2012

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