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Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

15 months in barrique, bottled in August 2012 This offers up assertive toasted oak notes paring with the classic slightly herbal and violet driven plummy fruit of Barbera. Lots of wood spice, vanilla and milky notes. Rich and broad in the mouth with a nice blend of Barbera acidity and sweetness from the wood. The oak is much better integrated in the mouth than on the nose, supporting the fine black currant and black cherry fruit. The finish also shows fine integration with judicious wood tannins paired with the rather bright and assertive acidity. Showing really fine depth this remains transparent on the palate with fine black plum fruit, this should age very well, would love to revisit this in two to three years. 91pts

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Editorial Reviews for Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,481
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/17/2013

15 months in barrique, bottled in August 2012 This offers up assertive toasted oak notes paring with the classic slightly herbal and violet driven plummy fruit of Barbera. Lots of wood spice, vanilla and milky notes. Rich and broad in the mouth with a nice blend of Barbera acidity and sweetness from the wood. The oak is much better integrated in the mouth than on the nose, supporting the fine black currant and black cherry fruit. The finish also shows fine integration with judicious wood tannins paired with the rather bright and assertive acidity. Showing really fine depth this remains transparent on the palate with fine black plum fruit, this should age very well, would love to revisit this in two to three years. 91pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,481
4.60 5
Vintage: 2010 09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/12/2012

This is a beautiful wine, showing some strong fruit up front, followed by a ver soft mouthfeel full of mixed berries and a hint of woodiness.



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