Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo  2006 1.5Ltr
SKU 751959

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo 2006

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli - Piedmont - Italy - Barolo

Professional Wine Reviews for Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo 2006

Rated 93 by Robert Parker
The 2006 Barolo is the finest young, straight Barolo I have tasted from Borgogno in a long time, maybe ever. It embodies everything that Barolo is, from the mysterious bouquet to the mid-weight expression of fruit to the firm yet regal tannins. This is simply gorgeous juice. A sensual melange of sweet dark cherries and leather lead to freshly cut roses, tar and licorice in this deceptively medium-bodied wine. It reminds me of the Baroli I tasted as a young person, the wines that taught me the breadth that only Nebbiolo is capable of. The powerful finish suggests the wine will age for a number of years, but with some air, the 2006...
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1.5Ltr
93Robert Parker
92Wine Spectator

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Varietal: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is not necessarily a particularly easy grape to cultivate. Indeed, its very late ripening time often means that yield is very low, and they are also quite susceptible to various diseases and forms of rot. However, in their native Italy and in many other countries around the world, wineries persevere with this varietal due to the fact that few other grapes can produce wines as wonderful, complex and flavorful as those made with the Nebbiolo grape. These grapes offer a beautifully pale red juice, packed full of intense flavors such as truffle, violet and prune, making them a real treat for serious wine drinkers looking for a sensory experience not to be forgotten. They are also renowned for their affinity for aging, which allows their strong tannins to mellow and compliment their stunning flavor.

Region: Piedmont

n Italy, the region most closely associated with excellent quality red wines and characterful sparkling wines is Piedmont. This alpine region is located in the north-west of the country, and features beautiful foothills of the impressive mountain range which forms the nearby border between Italy, France and Switzerland. Wineries in Piedmont work with the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which thrive in the warm, dry summers and cooler autumns, as well as the beautifully expressive Moscato grapes which are used for the sparkling Asti wines the region is famed for. For generations, these wineries have perfected the art of aging their red wines, and blending grape varietals to get the most out of each one, leading to a region known all over the world for the exceptional quality of its produce.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' the land of wines so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

Appellation: Barolo

High in the beautiful northern Piedmont region of Italy, we find one of the country's most famous and highly esteemed wine regions. Barolo has been used for the cultivation of high quality grapevines for centuries, and over time it received more and more recognition for the exceptional flavours and aromas its Nebbiolo grapes would lend to red wines. By the nineteenth century, Barolo was considered one of the greatest wine regions of Europe, adored for its wines which had an unparalleled richness of flavor and depth of aroma. Today, Barolo wines are a little different than those made in the past; more fruity and accessible than their deeper, high complex ancestors. However, the quality of the wine remains paramount, and Barolo remains one of Italy's true stars.