External Reviews for Manzone Barolo Gramolere Bricat
The 2000 Barolo Le Gramolere, with aromas of red berry fruit, tar, and leather, is attractively ripe in flavor, long in flow, and supple in texture. Drink: 2005-2016.
Very floral, with berry, cherry character. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Hard now but will reward the patient. Best after 2004.
Manzone's 2004 Barolo Le Gramolere reveals gorgeous notes of candied cherries, spices and menthol in an elegant, sweet expression of this vineyard. It offers greater freshness than the Castelletto, with notable vibrancy to its generous fruit. The finish is delicate and long, as ethereal aromas linger in the empty glass. The Gramolere was aged predominantly in 500 liter barrels with 15-20% of the juice seeing larger 20-hectoliter barrels. It is one of the finest wines I have tasted from this small, artisanal producer. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.
Gorgeous aromas of ripe fruit, spices and light cedar. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is balanced and wonderfully made, with great concentration. Great value too. Best after 2007.
Another sweet, seductive, round, evolved, and fragrant 1993 Barolo, Manzone's Le Gramolere offers dazzling ripeness, rich, sweet, spicy, cherry, smoky fruit, medium to full body, an appealing lushness and generosity to its personality, and a sweet, easy-going, elegant finish. This disarmingly tasty wine is typical of how seductive and forward so many 1993 Barolos have turned out.
The 1997 Barolo La Gramolere is stylish and complex, with subdued oak and vibrant, expressive, expansive sweet cherry fruit oozing from both the aromas and flavors. The wine is structured, with a sweet mid-palate and finish. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020.
The medium ruby 2001 Barolo Bricat Le Gramolere presents a deep nose of spices, flowers, herbs, toasted oak and vanilla. It is dense and long on the palate, with plenty of dark fruit, mineral, toasted oak and menthol flavors emerging from the glass, although the tannins remain a bit rough, and an element of greenness mars the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2019.