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Barolo Francia, Giacomo Conterno 2015

RegionItaly
SubregionBarolo
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2015Barolo Francia, Giacomo ConternoDM22895.00bt98 AG2298.3333333333398.0098.00Barolo Francia, Conterno, Giacomo310
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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Barolo Francia is a soaring, regal wine endowed with tremendous intensity in all of its dimensions. The most reticent and inward of the 2015s, the Francia possesses superb textural density and persistence all the way through to the explosive finish. An immense, towering Barolo, the Francia is positively stellar. It is also going to require a number of years to be at its best. In recent years, the Conterno Barolo Francia has often been relatively accessible post bottling, the 2015 is far from that. 2025-2065

98
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, November 2019

Next comes 50-hectoliter botte number 88 that houses the upcoming 2015 Barolo Francia. Again, this wine will be bottled by the time you read this, with Conterno's newest vintages hitting the market in October. What impresses most here is the supreme elegance of the wine. It speaks in hushed whispers, enunciating promises of depth, complexity and mysterious intrigue. The wine unfolds slowly, revealing new elements with each swirl of the glass. Together, these aromas build in intensity and stature to become a magnificent Barolo with a capital B. The bouquet exudes elegance and complexity that will carry it through the ages. When I tasted this wine from barrel last year, I described it as demure. One year later, the wine is bursting with confidence, character and moxie.

97
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2019

Conterno's 2015 Barolo Francia is exquisitely balanced and harmonious from the very first taste. Soaring aromatics and seemingly endless layers of fruit open up in the glass, but there is something about the wine's completeness that is deeply thrilling. Seamless and expansive on the palate, with tremendous resonance, the 2015 Francia is simply magnificent.

95/98
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2019
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