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Professional Ratings: 98 The Wine Advocate, 96 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine Spectator
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 118252
This wine combines structure with elegance, aromatic finesse, solid character and exceptional aging potential. The Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate is the expression of a potent vintage, but very elegant at the same time. It is very drinkable; the tannins are already perfectly integrated into the wine. Ginestra Casa Mate shows lots red fruit, silky tannins and floral notes, typical of Ginestra. It is perfect for those who want to enjoy a young Barolo in top form.
Licorice, tar, menthol, spices and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow from the 2008 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate. This dramatic, large-scaled Barolo impresses for its towering depth, complexity and sheer pedigree. Tar, menthol, licorice and spices wrap around the fleshy, deep finish. The Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate is considerably more powerful than the silkier Gavarini, but both wines represent the height of finesse in Nebbiolo. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.
Good bright deep red. Shy, high-pitched nose hints at strawberry, raspberry, rose petal, mocha and soil tones, plus a whiff of flinty reduction. Rich and full but weightless, offering outstanding, tingling palate coverage. Wonderfully graceful and energetic wine, finishing with perfectly ripe, noble tannins and palate-staining flavor. A real essence of fruit-and-flower nebbiolo perfume, which Grasso said was apparent even during the fermentation.
So graceful and harmonious, yet well-structured, with a lush texture covering the acidity and tannins. That provides the ideal foil for this red's cherry, plum, spice and tobacco flavors. Finishes long, with freshness and a mineral accent. Best from 2014 through 2027.