2009 Barolo 'Gavarini Vigna Chiniera', Elio Grasso, Piemonte
This single vineyard Barolo is, after a decade plus of maturation, now in full flight -- particularly given that the 2009 vintage has been renowned for being big on fruit. In the hands of one of the region's finest, it is well-balanced nebbiolo showing the tertiary aromas and flavours which render it perfect for paring with mushroom risotto, pork chop, stews and tomato-based dishes.
"The 2009 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is a beautifully delicate and elegant wine with fruit sourced from 35-year-old vines at 400 meters above sea level. Those higher elevations have helped to shape finely detailed aromas, despite the warmer vintage. Bright notes of pressed rose, violets, liquorice, spice, tar and plum all call out your attention. Solid tightness in the mouth slowly relaxes to reveal nuanced flavors of bright cherry, spice and leather. Each time you return to the glass, the wine offers yet another dimension. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035".
The Wine Advocate
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