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Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni 2005

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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: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Lots of plum skin and dried flower aromas in this wine. Medium- to full-bodied, with good tannins and a berry and tobacco aftertaste. Elegant and refined. Best after 2008.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2000 Barolo Ciabot Manzoni is large-scaled, powerful and with an expressive nose of tar, roses, and licorice, firm and muscular in flavor and with good weight and grip on the finish. It will drink well until 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Wonderful plum and blackberry notes, with Indian spices. Full-bodied, with powerful, chewy tannins and a dense, rich depth of fruit. A long, solid and powerful wine. Beautiful. Best after 2013.



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