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Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 1989

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is on another level with profound aromas of hot iron, hints of cinnamon, rosehips, rose petals and powdered rocks all embedded in this tight, sinewy core of powerful, dark strawberry laced fruit. On the palate this is just perfectly balanced. Everything is here. The core of fruit is powerful and dark, yet recalls strawberries and raspberry as well with incredible sweetly floral and medicinal spice inner mouth perfumes. This feels like it’s chiseled out of stone, so firm and taut in the mouth with a finish that just goes on and on showing off flashes of bitter cherry, bitter herbs and fine minerality all framed with an ethereal sweetness. Profound wine. 98pts

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Editorial Reviews for Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
5.00 5
01/19/2014

This is on another level with profound aromas of hot iron, hints of cinnamon, rosehips, rose petals and powdered rocks all embedded in this tight, sinewy core of powerful, dark strawberry laced fruit. On the palate this is just perfectly balanced. Everything is here. The core of fruit is powerful and dark, yet recalls strawberries and raspberry as well with incredible sweetly floral and medicinal spice inner mouth perfumes. This feels like it’s chiseled out of stone, so firm and taut in the mouth with a finish that just goes on and on showing off flashes of bitter cherry, bitter herbs and fine minerality all framed with an ethereal sweetness. Profound wine. 98pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.90 5
01/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
4.50 5
05/23/2012

The nose showed dried red fruits, tar, mushroom broth, a bit of black strap molasses and a hint of barnyard. Showed a gorgeous structure on the palate that gives the impression that this wine will last the ages. Still a little tight with a tannic grip but giving none the less with dark red fruit and a mineral core. Finish was long and fine, showing sour cranberry. This was the wine of the night for me.




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