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    Elio Grasso

    The Elio Grasso Estate, located in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba, has 42 hectares of land of which 24 are forests and meadows that surround its 18 hectares of vineyards. The area where they are located has always been considered outstanding wine country, as is demonstrated by the inclusion of their holdings in the map of the finest vineyards drawn up by the great historian, Lorenzo Fantini, in the early 20th century.

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    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £166.07
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2015 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93+)

    The 2015 vintage is an important one for Barbera. Elio Grasso's 2015 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina is a solid and powerful wine that embraces the opulence and richness that distinguishes this singular grape variety. Barbera vines are planted at the edges of the Nebbiolo crus, and most of these plants were first put there by Gianluca's dad or his grandfather. The vines range in age from 45 to 70 years old. Planting philosophies tend to be passed down through the generations, from father to son, in these parts. The wine sees up to 25 days of maceration with submerged caps to build the wine's color and flavor profile. The finished wine then goes into oak barrel for 18 months. This beautiful vintage presents layers of Morello cherry, smoked meat and crushed mineral.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £166.07
    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £79.75
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The Barbera grape can often act like Nebbiolo showing its best results in the later vintages that end on a cool note. Those conditions are what define the beautiful 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina. The wine sees 20 days of maceration with submerged cap, and the bouquet is flowing, polished and impactful as a result. Blackberry, summer cherry and plum rise from the glass. Some 18 months of oak aging adds delicate touches of spice, leather and cedar.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £79.75
    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £216.47
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The Barbera grape can often act like Nebbiolo showing its best results in the later vintages that end on a cool note. Those conditions are what define the beautiful 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina. The wine sees 20 days of maceration with submerged cap, and the bouquet is flowing, polished and impactful as a result. Blackberry, summer cherry and plum rise from the glass. Some 18 months of oak aging adds delicate touches of spice, leather and cedar.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £216.47
    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £198.47
    2019

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2019 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £198.47
    Elio Grasso Barolo 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £286.07
    2014

    Elio Grasso Barolo 2014 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92+)

    This is a new wine that was only made in this vintage to address low yields and difficult growing conditions. In truth, it was also produced in 2002 for the same reasons. The 2014 Barolo is a blend of Nebbiolo grapes from the Grasso family's best vineyard sites: Casa Maté and Gavarini Chiniera. In a very happy and nostalgic way, this wine brings us back in time to when Barolo was more streamlined and linear in style. The limestone-rich soils of Gavarini Chiniera give the wine its aromatic profile with delicate tones of wild berry and blue flower. The Casa Maté site provides the robust texture and structure you taste here. This wine was designed to be offered at a lower price point (that's great news for us!). It offers an accessible personality that makes it easy to enjoy at your favorite Italian restaurant. I put the plus sign next to my score to underline the value you get here.
    19 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 19 92+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £286.07
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,088.87
    2010

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2010 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (98)

    The 2010 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is a wine of breathtaking purity and finesse. The year that comes to mind is 2008, but the 2010 has a more classic sense of structure, tannic cut and intensity. Bright red berries, crushed rocks, mint and dried flowers are some of the many notes that linger in the glass. Sweet floral notes begin to emerge over time but the 2010 is a reticent, austere wine built for the cellar. Razor-precise veins of acidity and minerality support the brilliant, crystalline finish. This is an especially thrilling Gavarini, but readers are going to have to be patient. The 2010 is a wine to buy and forget about for a decade, perhaps longer. Hints of the 1989 and its extraordinary perfume linger on the finish. Gianluca Grasso adds that for the first time in 2010 he had the courage to pick this fruit a few days later than normal.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,088.87
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2012 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £172.15
    2012

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2012 (1x150cl)

    Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

    The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is one of the most beautiful, precise wines of the vintage. Finely cut and chiseled, the Gavarini exudes energy and tension, both signatures of this high-altitude, Monforte site. Crushed flowers, dark red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the signatures. So many 2012s are open-knit, but Grasso's Gavarini is going to need at least several years in barrel. If anything, the 2012 is a bit austere, but I say that in the best sense of the word. Exotic, alluring and totally stunning, the 2012 is a real knock-out.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 2 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £172.15
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £176.95
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Extremely perfumed, showing lots of rose, lavender and dark-berry character. Full body with intense density and chewiness that gives the wine great structure. Lots of flavor and focus at the finish. Needs five to six years to finish. Drink in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £176.95
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £511.67
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Extremely perfumed, showing lots of rose, lavender and dark-berry character. Full body with intense density and chewiness that gives the wine great structure. Lots of flavor and focus at the finish. Needs five to six years to finish. Drink in 2024.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £511.67
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £198.55
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96+)

    The 2016 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a vibrant, massively tannic, austere wine, the likes of which I have never tasted here before. Vertical and explosive in the glass with tons of pure power, the 2016 Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous Barolo that is going to need a number of years to be at its best. Swaths of tannin wrap around a core of sweet red cherry fruit. White pepper, mint, orange peel and floral notes develop a bit later, but the 2016 remains reticent and inward, with brilliant acids and tannins that dominate today. The 2016 is a striking wine, but it is going to require considerable patience.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 96+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £198.55
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £793.67
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96+)

    The 2016 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a vibrant, massively tannic, austere wine, the likes of which I have never tasted here before. Vertical and explosive in the glass with tons of pure power, the 2016 Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous Barolo that is going to need a number of years to be at its best. Swaths of tannin wrap around a core of sweet red cherry fruit. White pepper, mint, orange peel and floral notes develop a bit later, but the 2016 remains reticent and inward, with brilliant acids and tannins that dominate today. The 2016 is a striking wine, but it is going to require considerable patience.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 96+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £793.67
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £158.95
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96)

    Grasso's 2017 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is fabulous. In fact, the Gavarini is easily one of the wines of the vintage because it retains all of its classic signatures, which is also the sign of a first-class vineyard. Bright and vibrant in the glass, the Gavarini pulses with energy. Crushed red flowers, mint, chalk, white pepper, cinnamon and orange peel give the 2017 a super-classic Nebbiolo profile, as expressed in a relatively high-altitude site. The precision and finesse of the tannins - so hard to find in 2017- elevates the Gavarini into the realm of the sublime.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 4 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £158.95
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x300cl)

    £280 - £308

    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x300cl)

    Vinous (96)

    Grasso's 2017 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is fabulous. In fact, the Gavarini is easily one of the wines of the vintage because it retains all of its classic signatures, which is also the sign of a first-class vineyard. Bright and vibrant in the glass, the Gavarini pulses with energy. Crushed red flowers, mint, chalk, white pepper, cinnamon and orange peel give the 2017 a super-classic Nebbiolo profile, as expressed in a relatively high-altitude site. The precision and finesse of the tannins - so hard to find in 2017- elevates the Gavarini into the realm of the sublime.

    Piedmont 1x300cl - 96 (VN) Read Review/Description

    £280 - £308

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £390.47
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    Grasso's 2017 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is fabulous. In fact, the Gavarini is easily one of the wines of the vintage because it retains all of its classic signatures, which is also the sign of a first-class vineyard. Bright and vibrant in the glass, the Gavarini pulses with energy. Crushed red flowers, mint, chalk, white pepper, cinnamon and orange peel give the 2017 a super-classic Nebbiolo profile, as expressed in a relatively high-altitude site. The precision and finesse of the tannins - so hard to find in 2017- elevates the Gavarini into the realm of the sublime.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £390.47
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £205.75
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (91)

    The 2018 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous, elegant wine that offers fine depth for the year. Silky and pliant, with terrific resonance, the 2018 has a lot to offer. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, spice, blood orange and rose petal all build effortlessly in the glass. All the Gavarini signatures are present, but naturally in miniature in this vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 91 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £205.75
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £406.07
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (91)

    The 2018 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous, elegant wine that offers fine depth for the year. Silky and pliant, with terrific resonance, the 2018 has a lot to offer. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, spice, blood orange and rose petal all build effortlessly in the glass. All the Gavarini signatures are present, but naturally in miniature in this vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 91 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £406.07
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £172.15
    2012

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2012 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè soars out of the glass with remarkable precision, tension and energy. A brilliant wine, the 2012 is translucent, powerful and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and pine give the 2012 its sensual, inviting personality. Today, it is the wine's pure nuance that truly stands out. This is a superb showing from the 2012. In this tasting, the Ginestra is much more expressive than the Gavarini. This is an especially precise style for the year.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £172.15
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £736.07
    2012

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2012 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè soars out of the glass with remarkable precision, tension and energy. A brilliant wine, the 2012 is translucent, powerful and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and pine give the 2012 its sensual, inviting personality. Today, it is the wine's pure nuance that truly stands out. This is a superb showing from the 2012. In this tasting, the Ginestra is much more expressive than the Gavarini. This is an especially precise style for the year.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £736.07
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2013 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £193.75
    2013

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2013 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté does a great job of portraying its vineyard characteristics. This single vineyard is located at higher altitudes with thicker clay soils. This combination helps to build the wine's intensity, structure and muscle. It undergoes 45 days of submerged cap fermentation. Dark cherry and blackberry open the bouquet. These aromas are followed by spice, smoke, iron and crushed mineral. The robust nature of those aromas makes for a beautiful contrast to the fine, silky and more delicate (relatively speaking) nature of the mouthfeel.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £193.75
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £442.07
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2015 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    There is slightly more structure to the 2015 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté than to the Gavarini Chiniera of the same vintage, and the only differences here are the soils and that this fruit is harvested about ten days later. It's a pretty fascinating demonstration of the power of the single vineyard. The Gavarini Chiniera parcel offers slightly sandier soils, whereas this site is composed of more clay. In rainy years, the Gavarini Chiniera vineyard drains more effectively, whereas the Ginestra's soil retains more moisture in the hot and dry vintages. As a result, in vintages such as this one, Ginestra shows a more compact nature and, in general, provides more impact and more structure. This is a very robust expression, extremely linear and tight. The Ginestra Casa Maté narrowly wins this round. It's another beautiful Barolo.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £442.07
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £198.55
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (97)

    Ample and creamy on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2016 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is super impressive, even in the early going. Next to the Gavarini Chiniera, the Ginestra Casa Matè is a Barolo of textural resonance and volume. Black cherry, plum and a range of balsamic notes infuse the 2016 with tons of character. The is one of the real standouts of the year.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £198.55
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £793.67
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (97)

    Ample and creamy on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2016 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is super impressive, even in the early going. Next to the Gavarini Chiniera, the Ginestra Casa Matè is a Barolo of textural resonance and volume. Black cherry, plum and a range of balsamic notes infuse the 2016 with tons of character. The is one of the real standouts of the year.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £793.67
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £217.75
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice, spice, new leather and pine meld together in a super-classic expression of Ginestra. Deep, rich and enveloping, the 2017 is so impressive in the early going. Here, too, the finesse of the tannins is remarkable.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £217.75
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x300cl)

    £240 - £264

    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x300cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice, spice, new leather and pine meld together in a super-classic expression of Ginestra. Deep, rich and enveloping, the 2017 is so impressive in the early going. Here, too, the finesse of the tannins is remarkable.

    Piedmont 1x300cl - 96 (VN) Read Review/Description

    £240 - £264

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £390.47
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice, spice, new leather and pine meld together in a super-classic expression of Ginestra. Deep, rich and enveloping, the 2017 is so impressive in the early going. Here, too, the finesse of the tannins is remarkable.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £390.47
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £205.75
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (88)

    The 2018 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè shows just how challenging this vintage is for sites that are moisture retentive. Large-scaled tannins and awkward contours are impossible to escape. Game, iron, licorice, smoke, tobacco and dried herbs add to a distinctly wild, feral feel.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 88 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £205.75
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £406.07
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (88)

    The 2018 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè shows just how challenging this vintage is for sites that are moisture retentive. Large-scaled tannins and awkward contours are impossible to escape. Game, iron, licorice, smoke, tobacco and dried herbs add to a distinctly wild, feral feel.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 88 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £406.07
    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,016.87
    2008

    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    The 2008 Barolo Riserva Rüncot is an exceptional wine that is only made in the best years. It was produced in 2008, 2010 and 2013. The wine undergoes a 40-day maceration time with four years in oak and one more year of bottle aging. The results are sublime and generous. Riserva Rüncot opens to a beautifully tempered and expressive bouquet that exhibits elements of wild berry, forest floor, candied fruit, licorice, cola and dried ginger. The balsamic signature is particularly beautiful and elegant. Smooth and silky tannins denote the mouthfeel and carry the wine forward over the palate. This is one of the top releases from Piedmont this year.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,016.87
    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Rüncot 2010 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £427.75
    2010

    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Rüncot 2010 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    This is such a gorgeous wine. The 2010 Barolo Riserva Rüncot is undeniably beautiful and profound. It's almost hard to know where to start. The wine's appearance is velvety and rich. The bouquet opens to a long playlist of distinct characteristics that immediately remind you of the Langhe. You'll recognize wild cherry with licorice, white truffle, balsam herb and toasted hazelnut. These tones are delivered with just the right intensity. The are compelling, but never overwhelming. The finish offers an exciting succession of tiny detailing. The wine moves over the palate with silky intensity, imparting mineral tones of flint and campfire ash along the way. The persistence can be counted in many long, pleasurable minutes.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £427.75
    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2013 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £915.24
    2013

    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2013 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    If any Italian wine from this decade can undeniably be called a reserve, it is the 2013 Barolo Riserva Rüncot. This wine was not made in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 nor 2018. (The 2013 vintage will be released commercially in February of 2020, and this is the wine's first official review.) Gianluca Grasso holds the precious bottle I tasted from as if it were a newborn child. This vintage saw a relatively long growing season, and it offers greater fruit density, structure and acidity than the last edition that was made, the 2010. There is more vibrancy here and a true sense of energy brimming right there under the surface. The wine goes through 45 days of extended maceration post-fermentation and then a solid seven years of aging between oak and bottle. The resulting Riserva Rüncot has a stunning bouquet that is all violets and prunes, followed by a classic palate of minerals, herbs, cinnamon and delicate wafts of white truffle. This wine tells a story from nose to finish, like a flashing film reel. Fewer than 5,000 bottles were made. This is a crowning achievement for the hard-working and passionate Grasso family, led by father Elio and son Gianluca. Congratulations.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £915.24
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £125.00
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2015 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93+)

    The 2015 vintage is an important one for Barbera. Elio Grasso's 2015 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina is a solid and powerful wine that embraces the opulence and richness that distinguishes this singular grape variety. Barbera vines are planted at the edges of the Nebbiolo crus, and most of these plants were first put there by Gianluca's dad or his grandfather. The vines range in age from 45 to 70 years old. Planting philosophies tend to be passed down through the generations, from father to son, in these parts. The wine sees up to 25 days of maceration with submerged caps to build the wine's color and flavor profile. The finished wine then goes into oak barrel for 18 months. This beautiful vintage presents layers of Morello cherry, smoked meat and crushed mineral.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £125.00
    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £62.00
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The Barbera grape can often act like Nebbiolo showing its best results in the later vintages that end on a cool note. Those conditions are what define the beautiful 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina. The wine sees 20 days of maceration with submerged cap, and the bouquet is flowing, polished and impactful as a result. Blackberry, summer cherry and plum rise from the glass. Some 18 months of oak aging adds delicate touches of spice, leather and cedar.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £62.00
    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £167.00
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The Barbera grape can often act like Nebbiolo showing its best results in the later vintages that end on a cool note. Those conditions are what define the beautiful 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina. The wine sees 20 days of maceration with submerged cap, and the bouquet is flowing, polished and impactful as a result. Blackberry, summer cherry and plum rise from the glass. Some 18 months of oak aging adds delicate touches of spice, leather and cedar.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £167.00
    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £152.00
    2019

    Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2019 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 4 - In Bond: £152.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £225.00
    2014

    Elio Grasso Barolo 2014 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92+)

    This is a new wine that was only made in this vintage to address low yields and difficult growing conditions. In truth, it was also produced in 2002 for the same reasons. The 2014 Barolo is a blend of Nebbiolo grapes from the Grasso family's best vineyard sites: Casa Maté and Gavarini Chiniera. In a very happy and nostalgic way, this wine brings us back in time to when Barolo was more streamlined and linear in style. The limestone-rich soils of Gavarini Chiniera give the wine its aromatic profile with delicate tones of wild berry and blue flower. The Casa Maté site provides the robust texture and structure you taste here. This wine was designed to be offered at a lower price point (that's great news for us!). It offers an accessible personality that makes it easy to enjoy at your favorite Italian restaurant. I put the plus sign next to my score to underline the value you get here.
    19 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 19 92+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £225.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £894.00
    2010

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2010 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (98)

    The 2010 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is a wine of breathtaking purity and finesse. The year that comes to mind is 2008, but the 2010 has a more classic sense of structure, tannic cut and intensity. Bright red berries, crushed rocks, mint and dried flowers are some of the many notes that linger in the glass. Sweet floral notes begin to emerge over time but the 2010 is a reticent, austere wine built for the cellar. Razor-precise veins of acidity and minerality support the brilliant, crystalline finish. This is an especially thrilling Gavarini, but readers are going to have to be patient. The 2010 is a wine to buy and forget about for a decade, perhaps longer. Hints of the 1989 and its extraordinary perfume linger on the finish. Gianluca Grasso adds that for the first time in 2010 he had the courage to pick this fruit a few days later than normal.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £894.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2012 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £139.00
    2012

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2012 (1x150cl)

    Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

    The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is one of the most beautiful, precise wines of the vintage. Finely cut and chiseled, the Gavarini exudes energy and tension, both signatures of this high-altitude, Monforte site. Crushed flowers, dark red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the signatures. So many 2012s are open-knit, but Grasso's Gavarini is going to need at least several years in barrel. If anything, the 2012 is a bit austere, but I say that in the best sense of the word. Exotic, alluring and totally stunning, the 2012 is a real knock-out.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 2 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £139.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £143.00
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Extremely perfumed, showing lots of rose, lavender and dark-berry character. Full body with intense density and chewiness that gives the wine great structure. Lots of flavor and focus at the finish. Needs five to six years to finish. Drink in 2024.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £143.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £413.00
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Extremely perfumed, showing lots of rose, lavender and dark-berry character. Full body with intense density and chewiness that gives the wine great structure. Lots of flavor and focus at the finish. Needs five to six years to finish. Drink in 2024.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £413.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £161.00
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96+)

    The 2016 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a vibrant, massively tannic, austere wine, the likes of which I have never tasted here before. Vertical and explosive in the glass with tons of pure power, the 2016 Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous Barolo that is going to need a number of years to be at its best. Swaths of tannin wrap around a core of sweet red cherry fruit. White pepper, mint, orange peel and floral notes develop a bit later, but the 2016 remains reticent and inward, with brilliant acids and tannins that dominate today. The 2016 is a striking wine, but it is going to require considerable patience.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 96+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £161.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £648.00
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96+)

    The 2016 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a vibrant, massively tannic, austere wine, the likes of which I have never tasted here before. Vertical and explosive in the glass with tons of pure power, the 2016 Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous Barolo that is going to need a number of years to be at its best. Swaths of tannin wrap around a core of sweet red cherry fruit. White pepper, mint, orange peel and floral notes develop a bit later, but the 2016 remains reticent and inward, with brilliant acids and tannins that dominate today. The 2016 is a striking wine, but it is going to require considerable patience.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 96+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £648.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £128.00
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96)

    Grasso's 2017 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is fabulous. In fact, the Gavarini is easily one of the wines of the vintage because it retains all of its classic signatures, which is also the sign of a first-class vineyard. Bright and vibrant in the glass, the Gavarini pulses with energy. Crushed red flowers, mint, chalk, white pepper, cinnamon and orange peel give the 2017 a super-classic Nebbiolo profile, as expressed in a relatively high-altitude site. The precision and finesse of the tannins - so hard to find in 2017- elevates the Gavarini into the realm of the sublime.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 4 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £128.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x300cl)

    £280 - £308

    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (1x300cl)

    Vinous (96)

    Grasso's 2017 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is fabulous. In fact, the Gavarini is easily one of the wines of the vintage because it retains all of its classic signatures, which is also the sign of a first-class vineyard. Bright and vibrant in the glass, the Gavarini pulses with energy. Crushed red flowers, mint, chalk, white pepper, cinnamon and orange peel give the 2017 a super-classic Nebbiolo profile, as expressed in a relatively high-altitude site. The precision and finesse of the tannins - so hard to find in 2017- elevates the Gavarini into the realm of the sublime.

    Piedmont 1x300cl - 96 (VN) Read Review/Description

    £280 - £308

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £312.00
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    Grasso's 2017 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is fabulous. In fact, the Gavarini is easily one of the wines of the vintage because it retains all of its classic signatures, which is also the sign of a first-class vineyard. Bright and vibrant in the glass, the Gavarini pulses with energy. Crushed red flowers, mint, chalk, white pepper, cinnamon and orange peel give the 2017 a super-classic Nebbiolo profile, as expressed in a relatively high-altitude site. The precision and finesse of the tannins - so hard to find in 2017- elevates the Gavarini into the realm of the sublime.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £312.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £167.00
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (91)

    The 2018 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous, elegant wine that offers fine depth for the year. Silky and pliant, with terrific resonance, the 2018 has a lot to offer. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, spice, blood orange and rose petal all build effortlessly in the glass. All the Gavarini signatures are present, but naturally in miniature in this vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 91 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £167.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £325.00
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (91)

    The 2018 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a gorgeous, elegant wine that offers fine depth for the year. Silky and pliant, with terrific resonance, the 2018 has a lot to offer. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, spice, blood orange and rose petal all build effortlessly in the glass. All the Gavarini signatures are present, but naturally in miniature in this vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 10 91 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £325.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £139.00
    2012

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2012 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè soars out of the glass with remarkable precision, tension and energy. A brilliant wine, the 2012 is translucent, powerful and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and pine give the 2012 its sensual, inviting personality. Today, it is the wine's pure nuance that truly stands out. This is a superb showing from the 2012. In this tasting, the Ginestra is much more expressive than the Gavarini. This is an especially precise style for the year.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £139.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £600.00
    2012

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2012 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2012 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè soars out of the glass with remarkable precision, tension and energy. A brilliant wine, the 2012 is translucent, powerful and super-expressive. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and pine give the 2012 its sensual, inviting personality. Today, it is the wine's pure nuance that truly stands out. This is a superb showing from the 2012. In this tasting, the Ginestra is much more expressive than the Gavarini. This is an especially precise style for the year.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £600.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2013 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £157.00
    2013

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2013 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté does a great job of portraying its vineyard characteristics. This single vineyard is located at higher altitudes with thicker clay soils. This combination helps to build the wine's intensity, structure and muscle. It undergoes 45 days of submerged cap fermentation. Dark cherry and blackberry open the bouquet. These aromas are followed by spice, smoke, iron and crushed mineral. The robust nature of those aromas makes for a beautiful contrast to the fine, silky and more delicate (relatively speaking) nature of the mouthfeel.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £157.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £355.00
    2015

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2015 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    There is slightly more structure to the 2015 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté than to the Gavarini Chiniera of the same vintage, and the only differences here are the soils and that this fruit is harvested about ten days later. It's a pretty fascinating demonstration of the power of the single vineyard. The Gavarini Chiniera parcel offers slightly sandier soils, whereas this site is composed of more clay. In rainy years, the Gavarini Chiniera vineyard drains more effectively, whereas the Ginestra's soil retains more moisture in the hot and dry vintages. As a result, in vintages such as this one, Ginestra shows a more compact nature and, in general, provides more impact and more structure. This is a very robust expression, extremely linear and tight. The Ginestra Casa Maté narrowly wins this round. It's another beautiful Barolo.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £355.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £161.00
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (97)

    Ample and creamy on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2016 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is super impressive, even in the early going. Next to the Gavarini Chiniera, the Ginestra Casa Matè is a Barolo of textural resonance and volume. Black cherry, plum and a range of balsamic notes infuse the 2016 with tons of character. The is one of the real standouts of the year.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £161.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £648.00
    2016

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (97)

    Ample and creamy on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2016 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is super impressive, even in the early going. Next to the Gavarini Chiniera, the Ginestra Casa Matè is a Barolo of textural resonance and volume. Black cherry, plum and a range of balsamic notes infuse the 2016 with tons of character. The is one of the real standouts of the year.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 2 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £648.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £177.00
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice, spice, new leather and pine meld together in a super-classic expression of Ginestra. Deep, rich and enveloping, the 2017 is so impressive in the early going. Here, too, the finesse of the tannins is remarkable.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £177.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x300cl)

    £240 - £264

    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (1x300cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice, spice, new leather and pine meld together in a super-classic expression of Ginestra. Deep, rich and enveloping, the 2017 is so impressive in the early going. Here, too, the finesse of the tannins is remarkable.

    Piedmont 1x300cl - 96 (VN) Read Review/Description

    £240 - £264

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £312.00
    2017

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (96)

    The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is a dark, mysterious wine. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice, spice, new leather and pine meld together in a super-classic expression of Ginestra. Deep, rich and enveloping, the 2017 is so impressive in the early going. Here, too, the finesse of the tannins is remarkable.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £312.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £167.00
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (1x150cl)

    Vinous (88)

    The 2018 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè shows just how challenging this vintage is for sites that are moisture retentive. Large-scaled tannins and awkward contours are impossible to escape. Game, iron, licorice, smoke, tobacco and dried herbs add to a distinctly wild, feral feel.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 3 88 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £167.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £325.00
    2018

    Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2018 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (88)

    The 2018 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè shows just how challenging this vintage is for sites that are moisture retentive. Large-scaled tannins and awkward contours are impossible to escape. Game, iron, licorice, smoke, tobacco and dried herbs add to a distinctly wild, feral feel.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 6x75cl 5 88 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £325.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £834.00
    2008

    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2008 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    The 2008 Barolo Riserva Rüncot is an exceptional wine that is only made in the best years. It was produced in 2008, 2010 and 2013. The wine undergoes a 40-day maceration time with four years in oak and one more year of bottle aging. The results are sublime and generous. Riserva Rüncot opens to a beautifully tempered and expressive bouquet that exhibits elements of wild berry, forest floor, candied fruit, licorice, cola and dried ginger. The balsamic signature is particularly beautiful and elegant. Smooth and silky tannins denote the mouthfeel and carry the wine forward over the palate. This is one of the top releases from Piedmont this year.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Piedmont 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £834.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Rüncot 2010 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £352.00
    2010

    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Rüncot 2010 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    This is such a gorgeous wine. The 2010 Barolo Riserva Rüncot is undeniably beautiful and profound. It's almost hard to know where to start. The wine's appearance is velvety and rich. The bouquet opens to a long playlist of distinct characteristics that immediately remind you of the Langhe. You'll recognize wild cherry with licorice, white truffle, balsam herb and toasted hazelnut. These tones are delivered with just the right intensity. The are compelling, but never overwhelming. The finish offers an exciting succession of tiny detailing. The wine moves over the palate with silky intensity, imparting mineral tones of flint and campfire ash along the way. The persistence can be counted in many long, pleasurable minutes.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 1x150cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £352.00
    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2013 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £756.00
    2013

    Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2013 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    If any Italian wine from this decade can undeniably be called a reserve, it is the 2013 Barolo Riserva Rüncot. This wine was not made in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 nor 2018. (The 2013 vintage will be released commercially in February of 2020, and this is the wine's first official review.) Gianluca Grasso holds the precious bottle I tasted from as if it were a newborn child. This vintage saw a relatively long growing season, and it offers greater fruit density, structure and acidity than the last edition that was made, the 2010. There is more vibrancy here and a true sense of energy brimming right there under the surface. The wine goes through 45 days of extended maceration post-fermentation and then a solid seven years of aging between oak and bottle. The resulting Riserva Rüncot has a stunning bouquet that is all violets and prunes, followed by a classic palate of minerals, herbs, cinnamon and delicate wafts of white truffle. This wine tells a story from nose to finish, like a flashing film reel. Fewer than 5,000 bottles were made. This is a crowning achievement for the hard-working and passionate Grasso family, led by father Elio and son Gianluca. Congratulations.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Piedmont 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £756.00

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