Robert Parker: 93
"Conterno-Fantino's 1997 Barolo Vigne del Gris displays beautifully sweet black fruits in its aromatic profile, and huge, concentrated, full-bodied flavors with enormous muscle, amazing glycerin levels, and exceptional purity. This super-concentrated effort is just beginning to reveal the tell-tale Nebbiolo/Barolo traits of tar, rose petals, and sweet black cherry fruit. It requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should easily last for two decades, although I doubt it will ever close down. This is a super-impressive Barolo." (Jun 2001)
Wine Spectator: 93
"Dark ruby-garnet. Aromas of plum, spices and cedar follow through to a full body, with round and velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Lots of tobacco, mushroom and ripe fruit in the aftertaste. Juicy wine. Just starting to be ready.--1997 Italian blind retrospective." (2007)
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