Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera 2012
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James SucklingExtremely perfumed with flowers and plum. Full body, deep and dense yet agile and fresh. Long, creamy texture. Walnuts and dark fruit. Drinkable but better in 2020.
Wine AdvocateA beautiful bouquet characterized by feminine floral tones and elegant accents of smoke, ash and crushed mineral distinguish this classic wine. The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a balanced and harmonious effort that makes you forget about the warm growing conditions in this vintage. The fruit ripeness and overall precision of the wine are impeccable. There's a touch of crunchy firmness in terms of tannins and the acidity adds brightness and energy. This wine should reach its drinking window in about ten years.
Wine SpectatorThis is spicy, with a layer of sweet oak adding vanilla and coconut to the cherry, strawberry, tobacco and tar flavors. Will need time for the oak to integrate, but the balance and tannins indicate a long life ahead. Best from 2020 through 2035.