2005 Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni

- Rated 96 Points by the Wine Spectator who listed this blockbuster red with a $90 SRP. - Only 2 wines outscored this stunning Barolo from the 2005 vintage with the Wine Spectator. - Only 250 cases of this wine were produced in total. If you are wondering why you don't see this often - that's why. Barolo collectors take note here. Not only is this one of the top wines from the vintage, it's an opportunity to pick up a bottle of Barolo that has some age to it and is just hitting its prime drinking window! We were able to bring in a few cases of this wine on Thursday of this week and after the wine arrived, learned there were a few more cases in Italy. "The Grasso family has been producing wine since 1927, but Federico Grasso only started bottling in 1980, and has produced a bevy of sensational efforts over recent vintages (Parker). His sophisticated, modern Barolos are particularly notable for avoiding excessive wood aromas; to this end, Grasso prefers to use large barrels rather than barriques for maturation, and uses less than 30% new wood even on his single-vineyard bottlings. The Bricco Luciani, which is located just above Molinos Gancia vineyard, is soft, generous, classic La Morra, while the Ciabot Manzoni was described as Godzilla-like by Parker, multidimensional, compelling/prodigious… gigantic in scope and stature" - Importer [+]