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About Elio Grasso
Rather than turning out powerful, unyielding wines from his beautiful estate in the hills behind Monforte, Elio Grasso strives for harmonious and balanced bottlings. Grasso and his family offer three complex single-vineyard Barolosr. The Vigna Chiniera and the Case Maté are made in a more traditional style, while the powerful Runcot is aged for 30 months in all new barriques. Also look for their Nebbiolo from the Langhe and the Dolcetto d'Alba.
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2007
($72; from sand-and-chalk soil; aged for two and a half years in large Slovenian casks) Moderately saturated reddish-amber. Mellow and inviting aromas of blackberry, plum, tobacco and loam, with a captivating orange peel quality emerging with air. Lush, sweet and mellow in a loamy, minerally Burgundian way, but with a marzipan quality that screams Barolo. Very nicely delineated for such a supple wine. Finishes with serious but thoroughly ripe tannins. Give this five or six years of bottle aging.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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