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30 Ratings
Conterno Giacomo Barolo Cascina Francia

Wine Details

Varietal

Barbera

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) The 2009 Barolo Cascina Francia is a stunning wine. Roberto did not make Monfortino in 2009, therefore that wine was declassified and added here. The results are truly spectacular. The wine shows the soft fullness that is characteristic of the vintage, backed by tight tannins that pull the wine together. Dark fruit, licorice, chopped herb, white truffle, tar and pressed rose form a united aromatic front.

Expert Reviews
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  • Antonio Galloni
    (2009 Vintage) "The 2009 Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia is at first quite a bit more floral and ethereal than the Cerretta, but with time in the glass the wine finds its center. The Cascina Francia dazzles with its combination of expressive, generous fruit and insistent minerality. Sweet herbs, roses, spices, anise, licorice and leather add complexity to a core of radiant fruit. This is a regal, aristocratic Barbera of the highest level. The 2009 has the openness of vintages such as 2007, but with the medium-bo...
  • Antonio Galloni
    (2009 Vintage) "The 2009 Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia is at first quite a bit more floral and ethereal than the Cerretta, but with time in the glass the wine finds its center. The Cascina Francia dazzles with its combination of expressive, generous fruit and insistent minerality. Sweet herbs, roses, spices, anise, licorice and leather add complexity to a core of radiant fruit. This is a regal, aristocratic Barbera of the highest level. The 2009 has the openness of vintages such as 2007, but with the medium-bo...
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94+ - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 5/06
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker