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1990 Silvio Grasso Barolo Bricco Luciani

  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 100549-1990-750-3A

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A big, voluptuous Barolo. Enticing aromas of ripe fruit and roasted meat. Full-bodied, with ripe, velvety tannins and a long finish. 500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of cassis, raspberry, brown spices, menthol, mocha and spicy oak. Juicy and penetrating, with spicy, floral flavors of dark berries and roast coffee. Not hugely dense but has clarity and grip, and firm underlying spine. Rather backward today, and showing restrained sweetness. Finishes with big, dusty tannins that will require some patience. (Marc de Grazia; numerous importers)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 1996 Barolo Bricco Luciani displays classic Nebbiolo aromas of rose petals and melted road tar intermixed with pain grille, cherry liqueur, tobacco, and spice. With explosive richness, high levels of glycerin, and a powerful, muscular, concentrated finish, this superb example possesses high levels of tannin and extract.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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" is an elegant, ripe Nebbiolo without extended wood aging.

    The estate is managed by Federico Grasso who supervises all work in the vineyards and in the cellar. The enthusiasm of Federico is expressed in quite a large range of wines in order to enhance the different characteristics of the "terroir" and of historical crus of La Morra such as Luciani, Manzoni and Giachini.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 55 bottles owned
    • 13 collectors