International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($166) Full red. Crystal lized redcurrant and plum on the nose. Suave on entry, then rather closed in the middle palate, hinting only at licorice and menthol. But this powerfully structured Barolo builds impressively toward the back end. The tannins are substantial but not dry.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: November/December 2004
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90A cool and racy wine, with mineral, berry and red licorice character that turns to fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a ripe, rich finish. Slightly hot. Still needs a few years to come together. 1,000 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Medium ruby. Gaja's 1999 Conteisa, from the Cerequio cru in La Morra, is the most approachable of this set of wines. It offers a delicate, perfumed nose, along with notes of ripe red fruit, spices and sweet toasted oak with excellent length as well as balance and fine tannins. Here the softer La Morra fruit seems a bit dominated by the oak.Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: 38838
Self | Rating: 91Rich and sinewyAuthor: Stephen G41
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Nebbiolo is the king of , and usually the only grape in the and wines of this region. A continental climate brings long summers and a substantial amount of rainfall, allowing for extended time on the vine and optimal ripeness. As a result, Nebbiolo is high in both acid and tannin, bringing a beautiful balance to these wines and making them suitable for long-term ageing. The typical flavors of Nebbiolo include red currant, strawberry, roses, leather, and anise.
In Barolo, with its high altitude, Nebbiolo develops perfumed aromas of sour cherries, herbs, and dried flowers. Barolo DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of three years with at least 18 months in oak before release. Further ageing in bottle adds complex aromas of truffle, tar, and leather. Nebbiolo from Barbaresco is less perfumed and must be aged for a minimum of two years with at least nine months in oak before release. Some of the best examples of this variety come from , , , and .
The delicate aromas, bold tannin, and high acid of Nebbiolo pair best with foods high in butter, fat and olive oil. Classic examples include truffles, prosciutto, boar ragu, pork loin, and a range of cheeses, but it is also a great match for Asian cuisine.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 87 bottles owned
- 38 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 38 collectors)