ready-improve2010 Barolo Vigna del Gris, Conterno Fantino

Product: HK784B
  • Vinous
    94/100
  • Wine Spectator
    93/100
  • James Suckling
    92/100
  • Ready, but will improve

Description

The 2010 Barolo Vigna del Gris is beautiful, layered and expressive. Sweet tobacco, mint, licorice, crushed flowers and plums meld together in a supple, gracious wine for the year. Sweet rose petals and mint add an attractive upper register of trademark aromatics and perfume as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2010 remains dense and compact, but it is impossible to miss that the tannins here are more refined than has typically been the case with the Gris in the past, which is probably the result of vines getting older. The 2010 needs time to unwind, but it is quite pretty and full of potential. Conterno-Fantino gave the 2010 a year in 100% new French oak, followed by a year in a combination of equal parts barrique and cask. - Vinous

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{color} Red{color}                                                              
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{ratings} [] Vinous:: 94/100
[] Wine Spectator:: 93/100
[] James Suckling:: 92/100
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Bottle Price 75cl $880.00
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