Gianni Gagliardo Barolo DOCG 2006

Nebbiolo from Italy - Piedmont
Review Date : 30-Jun-2012
Fruit from younger sites in La Morra, Monforte d'Alba and Barolo, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in barrique followed by 12 months in large casks. Dark, deep garnet-red colour with some bricking. The nose is full with ripe red fruits, quite open an broad, yet with a solid and dense presence. A little lifted note, revealing hints of earth, game and toasty oak emerge, making this a bold expression. This has richness and luscious dark red fruit flavours that show with brightness. Some tarry interest is present, adding to the fruit layering. The tannins are supple and support the fruit flow, and ripe acidity adds some generosity. This is a full, openly fruity style that is built well. It should age 8-10+ years. 18.0+/20 Jun 2012 RRP $86.00 Nebbiolo from young vines in ‘La Morra' ‘Monforte d'Alba' and ‘Barolo', 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in barrique and 12 months in large casks. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has an ethereal fragrance of roses with dark berry fruits unfolding to reveal significant gamey brettanomyces aromas. Medium-full bodied, the gamey, meaty flavours of brett are dominant, but the mouthfeel is smooth and refined. The extraction is serious, the tannins fine, but drying. This is linear and driven. Drink over the next 7-8+ years, before it dries too much.  17.0+/20  May 2012

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