2006 Elio Grasso, Gavarini Chiniera, Barolo, Piedmonte

( £48, 14%, Lay & Wheeler )

2006 is a delicious vintage in Piemonte – less ripe than 2007, perhaps, but more classic in structure. This is still in short trousers, but it’s already approachable, with lifted aromas of tar, red fruits and incense, medium weight tannins, bight acidity and a core of savoury, focused fruit. Needs food to shine. 

BuyDrinking window: 2014-20Similar Wines: £30-£50, 91-95, Italy, Red, Nebbiolo
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