Conterno, Giacomo - Barolo Cascina Francia 2008

Product Details

Vintage
2008
Colour
Red
Appellation
Barolo
Producer
Conterno, Giacomo

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £2,500.00 1 cs
12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £2,500.00 2 cs
6 x 1.5L BI Reserves IB £2,700.00 2 cs
1 x 1.5L BI Reserves IB £450.00 3 mags

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
95+

The 2008 Barolo Cascina Francia possesses gorgeous inner perfume, layers of sublime fruit and fabulous overall balance. Plums, dark cherries and licorice are followed by darker notes of graphite and tar as the wine opens up in the glass. Today, the 2008 is much less expressive than it has been the many times I have tasted it from barrel. It will be interesting to see how the 2008 develops and whether it puts on weight or remains more of a mid-weight, gracious Barolo. Either way, it is fabulous. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2048. AG

James Suckling
96

One of the best Cascina Francias in a long time. It shows aromas of melons and plums with hints of hazelnut and coca. Full body and dense with gorgeous silky tannins and an incredible finish. The texture is wonderful. Pure velvet. Chocolate and cedar. Orange peel. So long and beautiful. Love the finish. Very approachable now but better in four or five years.

Antonio Galloni
95+

The 2008 Barolo Cascina Francia possesses gorgeous inner perfume, layers of sublime fruit and fabulous overall balance. Plums, dark cherries and licorice are followed by darker notes of graphite and tar as the wine opens up in the glass. Today, the 2008 is much less expressive than it has been the many times I have tasted it from barrel. It will be interesting to see how the 2008 develops and whether it puts on weight or remains more of a mid-weight, gracious Barolo. Either way, it is fabulous. Drink: 2018 - 2028
-Antonio Galloni, Oct 2012