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1996 Barolo Cascina Francia

Conterno; Giacomo

88Average Score
flagNorthern Italy / Italy
Red

Probably because of its recent bottling, the 1996 Barolo Cascina-Francia was subdued, but it does not appear to have the depth of a great vintage for this estate. The color is medium ruby with pink at the edge. Notes of balsam wood, spice box, tar, and rosewood reluctantly emerge from the aromatics. In the mouth, flavors of spice and leather compete with dusty cherry fruit in a tannic, austere, closed, steely style. I do not find enough sweetness, glycerin, or extract to make this profound, but it is very good to excellent. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025. Jun 2001, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 88/100

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