1990 Barolo Riserva

Borgogno; Giacomo & Figli

92Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Critic Notes

With only 15 or so bottles left in the winery cellar, the 1990 Barolo Riserva appears younger than it really is. The cork on the bottle I sampled pulled out effortlessly and appeared almost brand new (maybe it was). I was very intrigued by this wine, thanks to the overall power and density it showed, but also for the broadness or completeness of the bouquet. Aromas of dark asphalt, dried prune, spice and tar peel back in thick layers. It coats the mouth with thick streaks of glycerin, alcohol and extract. It’s a bit heavy-footed and definitely not as nuanced as some of the finer expressions, yet the wine is teaming with healthy dark fruit flavors and good density. It is one of the wines in this tasting that best captures the sunny, warm conditions that characterize the 1990 vintage. This wine should be decanted five to six hours prior to drinking. Drink: 2014-2020. Jun 2014, www.robertparker.com

Score: 92-/100Monica Larner
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Product details
Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
Piedmont
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
Piedmont
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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