2004 Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni

Year: 2004
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
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!!

"Intense aromas of very ripe strawberry and wet earth. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and tannins. But not too chewy. Polished and balanced. Very impressive and well-crafted. Best after 2012. 250 cases made. -JS" (WS)

"The 2004 Barolo Ciabot Manzoni presents a weightier expression of dark fruit, spices, mocha, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. With air, mentholated notes develop in the glass adding further complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019." (WA)

"The 2004 Barolo Ciabot Manzoni presents a weightier expression of dark fruit, spices, mocha, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. With air, mentholated notes develop in the glass adding further complexity." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Silvio Grasso is a 27-acre estate in La Morra, Piedmont. It was founded in 1927 but it wasn’t until the 1980s that the estate started bottling its own wines. Today Silvio's son Alessio runs the estate with his wife and sons. Silvio Grasso produces about 70,000 bottles a year of Barolo, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto d’Alba. The Barolos have frequently earned the top rating of 3 glasses from Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal.