Balanced, dry, low acid, bouquet of cherries, plums. Golden red color. Wonderful.
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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 D.O.C.G. 2004 - Tre Bicchieri, Gambero Rosso Guide to Italian Wines/ ... Travaglini's Gattinara Riserva '04 fully lives up to expectations. We had been waiting for an austere, classic debut vintage and here we have a wine that is all this and much more. Earthy to the core, spicy and generous, it never relinquishes its acid, crunchy fruit with lingering flavour and caressing tannic weave.
Gattinara Riserva 2004 - 90 Points , Wine Spectator/ Offers dried fruits such as prune and cherry, with cedar. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a soft, pretty texture. This has so much subtle fruit, with lovely caressing tannins.
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.
/ Aromas of blackberries, spices and hints of meat. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a silky finish.
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.
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