Balanced, dry, low acid, bouquet of cherries, plums. Golden red color. Wonderful.
External Reviews for Travaglini Giancarlo Gattinara
An elegant version, featuring licorice-tinged cherry, berry and earth flavors. Well-proportioned, with the supple texture playing off the light tannins on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025. 16,500 cases made. -BS The 2007 Gattinara bursts from the glass with sweet red cherries, tobacco, incense and grilled herbs. There is an immediacy to the 2007 that is quite appealing. At the same time, the firm Nebbiolo tannins are present and serve to balance the wine's more overt leanings. I very much like the way the 2007 continues to open up in the glass. Overall this looks to be a tasty, early-drinking Gattinara from Travaglini. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.
Gattinara Riserva 2006 - 91 points, Wine Spectator Online/ Very fresh, exhibiting cherry, licorice and tobacco notes, affixed to a wall of dense tannins. This builds to a muscular finish, with mouthcoating tannins, licorice and spice notes on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2022.
Piedmont Perfection: Travaglini is Not Just a Pretty Bottle; It's a Superb Wine/ Lots of fragrant perfume, nice texture feel. The wine is expanding and evolving. Nice cedar tones, with soft oak and spice. Raisin tones with cherry notes in the end. Very good.
Gattinara Riserva D.O.C.G 2006 - 92 points, Wine & Spirits/ A fragrant nebbiolo with brisk red fruit and layers of precise tannins, this is clean and lovely. The wine's tight structure holds rich fruit, balanced and approachable now, suited to several years of development.
Gattinara Riserva 2001 - 91 Points , Wine Enthusiast/ Here's a beautifully aged expression of Nebbiolo with polished aromas of blackberry, cola and scented candle. Background aroms of pressed flowers and potpourri emerge after a few minutes in the glass and the wine evolves nicely in the mouth as well thanks to its silky tannins and natural acidity.
Gattinara Riserva D.O.C.G. 2005 - 92 Points, Wine Advocate/ The 2005 Gattinara Riserva possesses more depth, richness and sheer stuffing than the regular bottling. Incense, tar, wild cherries and herbs are some of the nuances that come to life in this powerful Gattinara. Another few years in bottle should allow the tannins to soften and the fruit to emerge with even greater authority. This is a lovely set of new releases from Travaglini, one of the benchmark producers in Gattinara. The wines seem to have acquired an additional level of finesse in recent years.
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