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Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This opened with huge soy, Asian spice and beef bouillon tones but freshened admirably with air though remained very evolved with a distinct Ramen noodle character. Austere and strict in the mouth with lots of tannin in a very focused package that offered nice length to the bright, astringent lingonberry fruit with a tinge of truffle emerging on the finish. What is happening here? This wine deserves some more time to evolve and may even be slightly damaged and thus not entirely indicative of it’s potential but the nose lacks enough freshness to give me little confidence for any extended cellaring, but it is fairly complex. 2008-2012 87pts

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Conterno Fantino:
The making of high quality vine begin with the grapes. The work carried out in the vineyard ends with the harvest, and the winery takes over.

Editorial Reviews for Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 1998 10/14/2008

This opened with huge soy, Asian spice and beef bouillon tones but freshened admirably with air though remained very evolved with a distinct Ramen noodle character. Austere and strict in the mouth with lots of tannin in a very focused package that offered nice length to the bright, astringent lingonberry fruit with a tinge of truffle emerging on the finish. What is happening here? This wine deserves some more time to evolve and may even be slightly damaged and thus not entirely indicative of it’s potential but the nose lacks enough freshness to give me little confidence for any extended cellaring, but it is fairly complex. 2008-2012 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 1989 05/07/2009

the nose offers rather classic notes of camphor, licorice, and mint notes with a gamy edge. There's a sandy element here and the fruit recalls roasted strawberries with a touch of spice from the wood treatment. In the mouth this is cool and composed yet a bit raspy on the midpalate and attenuated on the back end. The fruit is nice but a touch anonymous and simple and there is a hint of bitterness on the finish that detracts from the experience. 2009-2014 85pts


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Snooth User: luca chevalier
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris

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Vintage: 2008 08/07/2012

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. Better after 2014. James Suckling. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Fantino Conterno Barolo Vigna del Gris 1500ml


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Vintage: 2008 01/03/2013

Bursting with cherry, raspberry and licorice aromas and flavors, this pretty red is not without density, with dusty tannins and bright acidity keeping it focused. Offers fine balance and length, with a licorice and spice aftertaste. Best from 2014 th... Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Fantino Conterno Barolo Vigna del Gris 1500ml


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Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2008 07/09/2016

A behemoth of a nose, concentrated, complex and commanding. Full and structured, well rounded with black fruit, liquorice and mocha flavours.Conterno Fantino stands at the summit of 21st century Barolo, both literally and figuratively. From its stunning winery atop the Monforte d Alba hill, this alliance of the Fantino and Conterno families produces a range of wines that are both unmistakably modern in approach, and also utterly respectful of the region s wine-growing heritage.Grapes: 100% NebbioloRegion: Italy / Piemonte / Monteforte d AlbaMaker: Fabio FantinoNotes: A behemoth of a nose, concentrated, complex and commanding. The palate is full and structured but surprisingly well rounded with black fruit, liquorice and mocha flavours, hints of rose petal and a defiant finish.Serve: At 16-18c with full flavoured red meat such as beef, lamb or game. Excellent with soft, veiny blue cheese.ABV: 15%Suitable for Vegetarians - Organic


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Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

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. Better after 2014. James Suckling.


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Vintage: 2008 08/04/2012

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Fantino Conterno Barolo Vigna del Gris 1500ml


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Vintage: 2004 11/25/2009

RP: 93 Points ST: 93+ Points WS: 92 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/17/2010

Conterno-Fantinos 2004 Barolo Vigna del Gris offers an enticing array of floral aromatics that lead to sensations of candied cherries, small red fruits, spices and marzipan. With air, this sensual, feminine Barolo opens to reveal notable inner perfume and superb length. As is usually the case, the wine doesn-t quite have the stuffing to balance its tannins and it does dry out just a bit on the finish, but it is nevertheless a gorgeous, gorgeous wine. In 2004 Vigna del Gris contains fruit from both old vines and a recently re-planted section of the vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019. Good full red. Wonderful floral precision to the aromas of wild red fruits, mocha and smoky oak. Sweet, pure and primary, with terrific definition to the fruit-driven flavors of cherry and raspberry. Enticing floral, truffle and mineral notes add complexity to this classy wine. Finishes with lush, fine-grained tannins and terrific building length.Rose petal, lavender and ripe fruit aromas follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Has slightly austere tannins, but very good ripe fruit. Best after 2011. 1,245 cases made. -JS


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