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2007 Elio Grasso Barolo Runcot Riserva

  • 95 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 98 JS
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SKU: 377242-2007-OBS

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Bright medium red. Red plum and redcurrant aromas along with oak tones of mocha and coffee. Plush, ripe and rich, with cherry and mocha flavors dominating. Finishes with dusty, fine-grained tannins but seems a bit diffuse and dry on the back. A bit |international| in style for a Barolo from this superb producer. This spent 40 months in 100% new barriques and was bottled after a further year in tank.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Elio Grasso did not produce the Barolo Riserva in 2005, 2009 or 2011. However, you can enjoy the stunning 2007 Barolo Riserva Roncot shortly. Super-low yields in the vineyard (down to three clusters per vine) make for a wine of enormous intensity and beauty. The whole effect is truly spectacular. Soaring aromas of dark fruit, licorice, tar, pressed rose, lavender, garden herb, dried mint and brimstone develop momentum and power with each swirl of the glass. Nebbiolo-s trademark structure holds the wine together, but the beautiful 2007 vintage has added its part with extra layers of softness and richness. This is pure pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2038.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2028
    Author: Monica Larner
  • | Rating: 98

    Elio Grasso's Runcot Riserva has a serious following among Barolo collectors. The 2007 shows amazing purity of fruit, with strawberry, cherry and floral character. It's full-bodied, with superb tannina - and the fruit goes on for minutes. Better in 2017.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    Maps Find it Online 2007 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot The flagship 2007 Barolo Riserva Runcot is remarkably fresh for the year. Sweet, perfumed and sensual, the 2007 wraps around the palate with stunning depth and sheer radiance. Layers of expressive red fruit, flowers, spices and mint all come to life as the wine opens up. The Runcot captures the best qualities of the year; deep fruit, expressive aromatics and wonderful nuance, all in a soft, supple wine that should enjoy a long drinking window. I can't wait to see how the 2007 ages. Today it is seamless and utterly impeccable from the very first taste. This is without question one of the great 2007s. Grasso gave the 2007 40 days on the skins, followed by 45 months in 100% new French oak barrels, all of which the wine handles with grace to burn.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2032
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Rich and open, offering a lush, velvety texture and ripe cherry notes that conceal a core of iron, licorice and eucalyptus. This is firm, focused and vibrant, with lively acidity driving the fresh, resonant finish. Approachable now, but should be better in a few years.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 97 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors