2004 Elio Grasso "Ginestra Casa Mate" Barolo SKU #1047298


RP 94 ST 92 WS 91
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Tasting Notes

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2004 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate is a decidedly more masculine Barolo than the Gavarini. Made in a rich, weighty style, it reveals layers of deeply spiced, mentholated dark fruit, new leather and licorice sensations in an expression of Nebbiolo that engages all of the senses. It is a superb effort from one of Piedmont's unheralded producers. The soils in this parcel contain 70% clay and 30% sand. Anticipated maturity 2009-2022." (12/07) 92(+?) points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full red with amber tones. Deeply pitched, reticent nose suggests mocha, dried flowers and marzipan. Classic but backward; strong in material but much more than merely a fruity style. Denser and larger than the Chiniera, but with lovely vinosity; began rather hidden but opened to reveal currant, plum and spices. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and excellent length. Very Barolo! This will need longer bottle aging than the Chiniera." (Nov/Dec '07) 91 points WIne Spectator: "Pretty aromas of plum, cedar and fresh flowers follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a long, fresh finish. Delicate, yet structured and racy. Best after 2011." (06/08)


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