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Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate Owc 2006

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Editorial Reviews for Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate Owc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
12/09/2010

Old watermelon, heavy fruit, a bit fudgy, extract, Bovril, meat extract, candied melon peel, loose entry, lacks focus and cut, good soft tannins but no center. Nice soft, slightly medicinal fruit, simple, some nice layered fruit on the backend, shows a bit of elegance, a bit tough on the finish, long but simple. Should improve.


External Reviews for Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate Owc

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Full of sweet, ripe plum, cherry, licorice and eucalyptus notes, this is a powerful red. Its tannins are just as gripping, keeping everything in check and ensuring a long life. Fresh, mineral finish. Best from 2014 through 2035.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2006 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate is simply marvelous. Sweet, balsamic and layered, this powerful Barolo covers the palate with endless dimensions to its fruit, showing exceptional richness and density. The wine continues to blossom beautifully in the glass with myriad expressions of dark, perfumed fruit that are hard to fully capture with words. This is class personified, but the tannins will require a measure of patience. Still, it is impossible to miss the wine's pedigree and significant potential. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. I was deeply impressed with the Barolos I tasted this year from Elio and Gianluca Grasso. This is an important vintage for the Grasso family, and readers will want to get their hands on these exceptionally pure, beautiful wines before they disappear.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Full red. Superripe aromas of red cherry, raspberry, strawberry, menthol and white truffle. Highly aromatic and rather powerful in the mouth, with bright, nuanced flavors of strawberry, brown spices and flowers. Conveys a strong impression of soil tones. The perfumed finish is long and gripping, and gained in complexity with aeration. Classic Barolo: I would never have guessed the vintage. In recent vintages, I have preferred the Vigna Chiniera to this, but not in 2000.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Good full red. Reticent nose offers strawberry, nuts, mocha and brown spices (rdquo;more typical Barolo,rdquo; notes Grasso and less red-fruity at this stage). Fat, sweet and deep; showing more texture than the Gavarini but less open to inspection today. This really explodes on the back half, finishing with superb breadth and length and a perfume of dried flowers. Big, dense tannins and a firm acid spine give this a serious structure.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/28/2011

Grasso's 2006 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is laced with racy, perfumed red fruit, flowers and minerals. The wine gains weight and depth in the glass as its energy and vibrancy take center stage. This is a supremely beautiful Barolo where expressive aromatics, generous fruit and silky tannins come together with unusual grace and elegance. Sweet, floral notes add a sense of lift on the finish. The 2006 is the best Gavarini since the 1989, and who knows if one day it might not match that legendary Barolo. Readers won't want to miss the sublime 2006 Gavarini Vigna Chiniera. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. A monolith, this is seemingly impenetrable for its carapace of tannins, though there is a kernel of sweet cherry, strawberry and tobacco flavors underneath. In the end, this is elegant, yet taut and full of tension. Best from 2014 through 2032. 850 cases made. -BS Good full medium red. Deep, ripe aromas of raspberry, cherry, smoke and minerals. Wonderfully sweet and expressive, with lovely intensity and definition to the flavors of redcurrant, minerals, dried flowers and underbrush. Much more perfumed than the 2005 version, and quite stylish for such a strong wine. Finishes with dense but fine-grained tannins and late notes of mint and menthol. This will live a long time: Grasso suggests laying it down for seven or eight years. Gavarini is Grasso's home vineyard; indeed, the family owns the lion's share of this beautiful amphitheater-like cru.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

A graceful, floral-scented red, displaying flavors of cherry, strawberry and medicinal herbs. The structure peeks through as this evolves across the finish. Just a bit dry in the end, yet with plenty of sweet fruit. Best from 2015 through 2029. 600 cases made. BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 93 Points


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

The 2006 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate is simply marvelous. Sweet, balsamic and layered, this powerful Barolo covers the palate with endless dimensions to its fruit, showing exceptional richness and density. The wine continues to blossom beautifully in the glass with myriad expressions of dark, perfumed fruit that are hard to fully capture with words. This is class personified, but the tannins will require a measure of patience. Still, it is impossible to miss the winersquo;s pedigree and significant potential. Anticipated maturity: 2016ndash;2031. I was deeply impressed with the Barolos I tasted this year from Elio and Gianluca Grasso. This is an important vintage for the Grasso family, and readers will want to get their hands on these exceptionally pure, beautiful wines before they disappear.


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