Barolo Vigna del Gris Conterno Fantino 91js 2008

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"The 2008 Barolo Vigna del Gris is gorgeous. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, spices and minerals emerge as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2008 possesses lovely mid-palate pliancy and juiciness, along with beautifully integrated tannins and exceptional polish. Floral notes add lift and brightness. I particularly like its energy. This is an especially open vintage for the Vigna del Gris. I don't see the 2008 making old bones, but it will be delicious over the next 10-12 years, give or take...93" WA 04/12 "Good full red. High-pitched perfume of blackcurrant and rose petal. Then wonderfully sweet and deep, with superb inner-mouth energy and lift to its dark berry and floral flavors. Wonderfully elegant and suave Barolo with a light touch. Finishes with very firm but high-quality tannins and outstanding length and lift....94" IWC 11/11 "Interesting aromas of dried flowers with some stems and dark fruits. Full-bodied, with semi-chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little tight now but solid...91" JamesSuckling.com

Region: Italy » Piedmont

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Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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"The 2008 Barolo Vigna del Gris is gorgeous. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, spices and minerals emerge as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2008 possesses lovely mid-palate pliancy and juiciness, along with beautifully integrated tannins and exceptional polish. Floral notes add lift and brightness. I particularly like its energy. This is an especially open vintage for the Vigna del Gris. I don't see the 2008 making old bones, but it will be delicious over the next 10-12 years, give or take...93" WA 04/12 "Good full red. High-pitched perfume of blackcurrant and rose petal. Then wonderfully sweet and deep, with superb inner-mouth energy and lift to its dark berry and floral flavors. Wonderfully elegant and suave Barolo with a light touch. Finishes with very firm but high-quality tannins and outstanding length and lift....94" IWC 11/11 "Interesting aromas of dried flowers with some stems and dark fruits. Full-bodied, with semi-chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little tight now but solid...91" JamesSuckling.com

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