Conterno-Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris 2009
Wine SpectatorFresh and expressive, boasting cherry, menthol, leather and spice flavors, married to a firm, well-integrated structure. Stays balanced and persistent through the long, savory aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2029.
Wine EnthusiastOak, roasted coffee bean and coconut aromas lead the nose. The palate offers dried black cherry, exotic spice, oak extract and espresso alongside astringent wood tannins that dry out the mouth. There's not quite enough fruit richness to stand up to the oak.