Gianni Gagliardo Barolo 2016
Cherries and sour cherries, violets and cloves. Dry and dynamic. A very soft and silky red with plum and light cedar character. Hints of licorice and tar. Medium to full body and a beautiful nish. Very approachable indeed. Pairs well with stewed or braised beef, game, aged cheeses, preparations including mushrooms or trues.
Wine Advocate: 92
The classic Gianni Gagliardo 2016 Barolo is packaged in the beautifully elegant bottles that distinguish this estate in La Morra. As the so-called entry-level Barolo, this wine offers a lot of charm, accessibility and elegance, with carefully delineated fruit. Dark cherry, raspberry, toasted almond and grilled herb appear. There is some tannic sweetness from the barrel aging with light touches of smoke and spice.
James Suckling: 94
The sweet core of strawberries and flowers really comes through here. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and very fine-textured with hazelnuts and dried flowers at the finish. Very fine and high-toned.