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1999 Silvio Grasso Barolo Giachini

  • 90 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 100550-1999-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Dark ruby. The Giachini offers a perfumed nose redolent of flowers and sweet toasted oak. It is medium bodied on the palate where it shows attractive notes of super-sweet fruit and excellent length in a fairly soft, accessible style but with good underlying structure. With some air this is approachable today and should drink well to at least age 15, perhaps beyond.
    Drink Dates: 2006+
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: May-06
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Medium red. High-toned, very aromatic nose of plum, redcurrant, leather and nuts. Sweet, full, fruity and rich, with intriguing marzipan and mineral notes. Offers a lovely pliant texture but the underlying minerality gives this Barolo very good vibrancy. Finishes with firm tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Super rich red with masses of plums and green tobacco on the nose. Full-bodied, with ripe and caressing tannins that go on and on. Ripe and wonderful. Very impressive indeed. Fills your mouth.
    Drink Dates: 2007+
    Author: James Suckling
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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

    • 28 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors