Guido Porro Barolo Santa Caterina 2009

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Springfield, NJ (11 mi)
USD 49.99
750ml
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This has a very direct nose with an early hint of tobacco, followed by icy mineral notes framed with an herbal nuance. This smells icy cool. On ent... Read more

AWE blind tasting -limestone, more simmering raspberries, stern, tough and medicinal with a taut nervous quality to the nose, deep, aromatic and ea... Read more

Very intense nose, like stepping in a meadow with crushed alpine flowers, a touch of crushed chive, grass, cow patty, nettle then liquory fruit tha... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Guido Porro Barolo Santa Caterina

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,781
4.50 5
06/21/2013

This has a very direct nose with an early hint of tobacco, followed by icy mineral notes framed with an herbal nuance. This smells icy cool. On entry this is a little tight if  fine and firm with tannins that show an edge of austerity. The mid palate is rich with lovely mineral laced rose petal and bramble framed black cherry fruit, that leads to a finish that  is a bit tight and short, but does show some sneaky length, A second bottle open three days prior was, more open but still tight if spicy with limestone notes and some small wild black raspberry flavors. Broader but still tense in the mouth, it displayed a really nice combination of rich ripe fruit that doesn't cross the line and fine lacy structure, with a modesty minty and medicinal  finish. An aggregate score for the two bottles: 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,781
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/21/2009

AWE blind tasting -limestone, more simmering raspberries, stern, tough and medicinal with a taut nervous quality to the nose, deep, aromatic and earthy with a clean fresh quality and lovely closed in fruit, very precise, very focused, very dark almost bitter fruit, fine tannins, really nice ripeness coupled with freshness here, licorice and medicinal top note over bitter fruits, very fine finish, Very tense and almost astringent red fruits, really good length and balance 91-92


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,781
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 06/01/2009

Very intense nose, like stepping in a meadow with crushed alpine flowers, a touch of crushed chive, grass, cow patty, nettle then liquory fruit that is spicy and complex with a bit of a dried/concentrated note to the wild berry fruit 3+ Big in the mouth with a polished smooth feel, packed with perfectly ripe tannins and excellent acids, faceted and jewel like 3 Dense and slightly chewy with dark fruits/blackberry/wild cherry tones, slightly astringent mineral/earth notes, a slight suggestion of almond bitterness 3+ Tannins are sweet on the finish but really close in quickly constricting the very pure core of red fruits until an abrupt end but even then the tannins seem to squeeze out a little dollop of a finale with bitter cherry fruit edged in slight vegetal/herbal tones, excellent freshness here 3


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,781
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/08/2009

This was wonderfully fresh on the nose with heather floral tones and whisps of wild strawberry emerging with some air yet with time the floral elements took control of the aromatics and added a base of cigarette smoke, oily coffee beans and spearmint that was compelling. Polished and broad in the mouth with wonderfully fresh strawberry fruit and elegant notes of anise and herbs, this remains lithe and refreshing in the mouth. Air adds to the power here, introducing a touch of pruniness and the fruit turns darker but retains a seamlessness and purity that is very attractive. A wonderful bottle of Barolo 93pts.


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Snooth User: TheKozars
890635594
3.50 5
11/27/2011

Really nice Barbera d'Alba. Smooth, full bodied, clean start and finish. Great value. $15.95 VW.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,960
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/02/2009

Lush bouquet of tar and gasoline that gives way to figgy fruit. Lean mean flavor with huge tannins and a long complex finish. Really like this.


Snooth User: troyconquer
156663458
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/02/2009

Nose is a little bit of a mystery to me. Maybe some gas (by Mike's suggestion), or some small unripened fruit. Like a green blueberry. Good tannins, although my mouth tastes like ass after 2 minutes of not drinking. Wonderful flavor though.

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