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2018 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Francia

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2018
Region: Piedmont, Barolo
95+ AG
95 WS
94-97 RP
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2018 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Francia

AG
£400 Loose bottle(s) available

2018 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Francia

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Region: Piedmont
95+ AG
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1
£400
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Case (1 x 150cl) LIVETRADE
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Original Case
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In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
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£486.42
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2018 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Francia

AG
£400 Loose bottle(s) available

2018 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Francia

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Piedmont
95+ AG
MAG
0
0
0
1
£400
1
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (1 x 150cl) LIVETRADE
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
LIVETRADE
You buy
£400.00
1 Case(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

95+ AG

The 2018 Barolo Francia is powerful, deep and also a touch austere. It shows the edginess of all the 2018s, but also has a feeling of textural creaminess that adds tons of character. Spice, menthol, leather and a whole range of balsamic overtones build into the deep, imposing finish. Roberto Conterno decided to forego his Barolo Monfortino in 2018, opting instead to blend all the casks into his Francia bottling. When that happens, Francia often surprises down the road. That could very well turn out to be the case here.

Antonio Galloni

95 WS

Offers depth and power, with menthol and wild herbs shading cherry and plum flavors. The balance tips toward the tannins in the end, yet this doesn't feel overly astringent, just more structured than many wines of the vintage. Picks up a mineral element as this lingers on the finish. Needs time. Best from 2025 through 2043. BS

Wine Spectator

94-97 RP

Of the three Barolo samples I tasted from barrel (including Arione and Cerretta, which are also from Serralunga d'Alba), the Giacomo Conterno 2018 Barolo Francia was the furthest behind and the hardest to pin down at this stage in its infancy. I have opened my range of scores accordingly to compensate for the magical unknowns that are likely to occur as the wine moves toward greater harmony and integration before its commercial release. The wine is linear and pointedly focused, lacking the width and volume it will gain when given more time to flesh out and relax. The aromas are also quite primary and simple at this point, with dark cherry and even a hint of ripe strawberry ceding gradually to grilled herb, blue flower and baked brick. This vintage of Barolo Francia will require patience. ML

Wine Advocate

18 JR

Serralunga d’Alba. Youthful mid ruby. A wine that challenges you from the minute it’s in the glass. First, peppery and minerally, and then changes into savoury raspberry coulis with hints of cherry. Great perfume development. Spectacular balance between ripe acidity and fine tannins that are integrated into the fruit like a fine mesh. Gorgeous length. Hedonistic as well as cerebral.
Drink 2023 – 2034 (WS) Jan 2024

Jancis Robinson

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