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Barolo (1990) Giacomo Conterno "Cascina Francia"

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The Barolos of Giacomo Conterno are among the most beautiful wines in the world: gorgeously pure and packed with flavours that feel almost three-dimensional. Despite the intensity, the texture is sheer, almost delicate, like silken threads that can suspend bridges.

(98 points: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)

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    TypeRed
    Vintage1990
    When to DrinkNow until 2030
    ProducerGiacomo Conterno
    RegionPiedmont
    AppellationBarolo DOCG
    GrapesNebbiolo
    ABV14%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)
    With the vineyard designation 'Cascina Francia – Serralunga d’Alba' clearly on the label, the 1990 Barolo Cascina Francia is a true specimen of Nebbiolo excellence. Giovanni Conterno purchased the celebrated vineyard in 1974 and the first vintage released was 1978 (although the vineyard name was only identified starting with the 1980 release). Current proprietor Robert Conterno would start working by his father’s side in 1988, so this bottle bears the personal touches of both generations. The wine is amazingly impactful and elegant with a profound sense of varietal pureness. The bouquet opens to liquorice, cola, dried cherries, prune, truffle, menthol after-tones and hickory smoke. The lingering effects are buoyant and bright. Silky tannins wrap gently on the finish and the wine feels polished and smooth with superb textural finesse. Make time to decant 12 to 18 hours before drinking this wine.

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    Barolo (1990) Giacomo Conterno "Cascina Francia"

    The Barolos of Giacomo Conterno are among the most beautiful wines in the world: gorgeously pure and packed with flavours that feel almost three-dimensional. Despite the intensity, the texture is sheer, almost delicate, like silken threads that can suspend bridges.

    (98 points: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)

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