2004 Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo Sotto Castello di Novello

Year: 2004
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$59.95

BACK STORY: FROM MY SUPPLIER I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH FOR YEARS, FROM HIS PERSONAL CELLAR NEVER SEEING LITE OF DAY!!..I HAVE JUST TASTED AND BOUGHT REMAINING INVENTORY!!..PRISTINE AGED PRODUCT FOR PENNIES!!

"Ripe fruit, with hints of tar and spices. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, along with blackberry and dark chocolate. Mouthpuckering. Powerful. Best after 2012. 500 cases made. -JS" (WS)

"The 2004 Barolo Sotto Castello di Novello is a super-ripe wine bursting with generous notes of blueberries, spices, violets and sweet toasted oak. This poised, well-defined Barolo possesses lovely depth and vibrancy. It isn’t the most typical Barolo out there, but it does offer outstanding harmony in its own way. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. " (WA)

"The 2004 Barolo Sotto Castello di Novello is a super-ripe wine bursting with generous notes of blueberries, spices, violets and sweet toasted oak. This poised, well-defined Barolo possesses lovely depth and vibrancy. It isn't the most typical Barolo out there, but it does offer outstanding harmony in its own way." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Giacomo Grimaldi is a 25-acre estate in Piedmont. Founded by Ernesto Grimaldi in 1930, the estate was inherited by his son Giacomo in 1983 and is today run by Giacomo’s son, Ferrucio. Ferrucio kept only the estate’s best vineyards, and has acquired more since he took over in 1996. Regarded as a young producer with a remarkably successful portfolio of vintages, Ferrucio Grimaldi’s wines are described by Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, as “confident and uncompromising.” His Barolo’s are “unquestionably classy,” the journal added. About 50,000 bottles are produced annually.