Giacomo Conterno Barolo 1993

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Talk about an open and giving nose! This is just wide open pumping out sweet candied and spiced notes of red fruits. It’s surprisingly spicy, and a... Read more

This bottle was not happy to be opened with a lean leathery character and a nose dominated by mineral and menthol notes. Medium full in the mouth w... Read more

This was popped and poured and immediately offered up a rose scented nose with spicy, slightly roasted, smoky cherry fruit and a hint of melon rind... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Giacomo Conterno Barolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,166
3.50 5
04/20/2010

Talk about an open and giving nose! This is just wide open pumping out sweet candied and spiced notes of red fruits. It’s surprisingly spicy, and almost a bit toasty in fact, but hugely aromatic, and hugely fun to smell. On the palate a different reality sets in with the wine being rather light-bodied and a bit lean. The acid is slightly pronounced and the tannin is a bit hard, and all in all the structure here dominates the modest fruit, though this does offer up reasonably rich sour cherry and raspberry fruits supported by all that bright acidity. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,166
3.50 5
02/11/2009

This bottle was not happy to be opened with a lean leathery character and a nose dominated by mineral and menthol notes. Medium full in the mouth with a touch of herbs up front and a very spiky midpalate that feathered out into a long finish that was a touch hot but offered a glimpse of fruit within as well as echoing the chalky, menthol character of the nose. More closed than open with a fair amount of tough tannins to resolve. Leave for 3 years


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,166
4.00 5
02/11/2009

This was popped and poured and immediately offered up a rose scented nose with spicy, slightly roasted, smoky cherry fruit and a hint of melon rind. Still pretty rigid on the nose but offering up great depth and purity at this stage. In the mouth this has gained weight since I last tried it. great freshness with a taut core of hard candy red fruits and lovely balance and precision with a wonderful core of amarena cherry fruit and a long clean finish.This is still a baby but is so precise and brisk in the mouth with a gentle austerity and the purity of a fine wine tat I could drink a bottle of this a week and be very happy though it will continue to improve. 2008-2020


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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/05/2009

Conterno is possibly my favorite producer, but this was a disappointing experience. In previous tastings, others have found it to be much more evolved, not on this night. This was my first experience with this particular wine. I really never got much of a sense for this wine; it was completely shutdown and didnt budge despite 4+ hrs of decanting


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549159,629
3.00 5
07/25/2010

Cherry fruit on the nose and a bit spicy with clove. The palate was a little one dimensional but still enjoyable with mint, strawberry fruit and herbal tea with honey.


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