1997 Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra Barolo [1.5L Magnum, RP-92pts]


3 in stock

Tasting Notes:

92 points Wine Advocate

The 1997 Barolo Sori Ginestra exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in addition to complex aromas of tobacco smoke and gloriously sweet, jammy cherry liqueur. Ripe, opulent, and full-bodied, with huge amounts of glycerin and extract, yet high tannin in the finish, this 1997 needs 4-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for 20+ years. This is a super-impressive Barolo. (RP) (6/2001)

92 points Wine Spectator

Dark ruby-garnet. Plum, prune and vanilla bean on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing, textured finish. Delicious already. (JS) (12/2007)

91 points Int’l Wine Cellar

Good deep red, with a hint of amber at the rim. Exotic aromas of black raspberry, roast coffee, and smoky, charred oak; shows a pronounced torrefaction aspect. Less dense and less primary than the ’98; seems a bit soft in the middle, almost too ripe, with its texture suppressed by the recent bottling. But this is already wonderfully aromatic in the mouth and impressively concentrated and long. Finishes with very ripe but substantial tannins. A bit tricky to taste today. (ST) 91+ (11/2000)

Bottle Size:

1.5L Magnum

Storage History:

Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.


Perfect condition. Comes with a gift box.

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