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Bedford Wine Merchants USD 99.99 750ml

Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni 2001

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Nebbiolo: very modern on the nose with suggestions of toasted oak, vanilla and underbrush, followed by layers of dark red fruit, licorice and tar. It offers more structure with broader, longer tannins and notable length.

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Silvio Grasso:
The Grasso family has been producing wine since 1927, but Federico Grasso only started bottling in 1980, and has “produced a bevy of sensational efforts over recent vintages” (Parker). His sophisticated, modern Barolos are particularly notable for avoiding excessive wood aromas; to this end, Grasso prefers to use large barrels rather than barriques for maturation, and uses less than 30% new wo... Read more
The Grasso family has been producing wine since 1927, but Federico Grasso only started bottling in 1980, and has “produced a bevy of sensational efforts over recent vintages” (Parker). His sophisticated, modern Barolos are particularly notable for avoiding excessive wood aromas; to this end, Grasso prefers to use large barrels rather than barriques for maturation, and uses less than 30% new wood even on his single-vineyard bottlings. The “Bricco Luciani”, which is located just above Molino’s “Gancia” vineyard, is soft, generous, classic La Morra, while the “Ciabot Manzoni” was described as “Godzilla-like” by Parker, “multidimensional, compelling/prodigious… gigantic in scope and stature”; this wine was given 95 points for the 2004 by the Wine Spectator. In fact, all of Grasso's 2004 Baroli were awarded scores between 92-95 points. Dolcetto and Barbera also exhibit exceptional lushness and ripeness, with superb purity of flavors and aromas, and the “Peirass” (first released last year) is an elegant, ripe Nebbiolo without extended wood aging. Read less

External Reviews for Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/14/2012

This shows lots of dried flowers and berry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, mouthpuckering finish. Big wine. This is better than the 2000. Best after 2008. 250 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2001 Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/10/2011

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2001 Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni 750ml



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Nebbiolo: very modern on the nose with suggestions of toasted oak, vanilla and underbrush, followed by layers of dark red fruit, licorice and tar. It offers more structure with broader, longer tannins and notable length.

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