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2018 Barolo Francia Giacomo Conterno - 1x150cl
12B8BCFCSM _ 2018 - Barolo Francia Giacomo Conterno - 1x150cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Giacomo Conterno
  • Region Barolo
  • Drinking 2028 - 2042
  • Case size 1x150cl
  • Available Now

2018 - Barolo Francia Giacomo Conterno - 1x150cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Giacomo Conterno
  • Region Barolo
  • Drinking 2028 - 2042
  • Case size 1x150cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £558.41 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £558.41 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £460.00 In Bond
Please note: This wine is available for immediate delivery.
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  • Robert Parker, April 2024, Score: 95

    The Giacomo Conterno 2018 Barolo Francia has opened beautifully since I last tasted this wine at the winery two years ago. It was closed back then (no surprise since I tasted it as an unfinished sample), but with the distance of time, the wine has blossomed to show blackcurrant, cassis, aniseed, blue flower and pencil shaving. The Francia is known for its magical combination of power and nuance, both delivered with seamless intensity. This vintage offers a savory component with hints of toasted spice or spent ember. The tannins are fine and polished.

  • Vinous, October 2022, Score: 95+

    The 2018 Barolo Francia is powerful, deep and also a touch austere. It shows the edginess of all the 2018s, but also has a feeling of textural creaminess that adds tons of character. Spice, menthol, leather and a whole range of balsamic overtones build into the deep, imposing finish. Roberto Conterno decided to forego his Barolo Monfortino in 2018, opting instead to blend all the casks into his Francia bottling. When that happens, Francia often surprises down the road. That could very well turn out to be the case here.

  • Jancis Robinson, July 2023, Score: 18

    Serralunga d’Alba. Youthful mid ruby. A wine that challenges you from the minute it’s in the glass. First, peppery and minerally, and then changes into savoury raspberry coulis with hints of cherry. Great perfume development. Spectacular balance between ripe acidity and fine tannins that are integrated into the fruit like a fine mesh. Gorgeous length. Hedonistic as well as cerebral.

Producer

Giacomo Conterno

Region

Barolo

With Brunello in Tuscany, Barolo is undoubtedly Italy's finest wine producing region. Located in Piedmont in the north west of Iataly Barolo is comprised of 5 major communes - Barolo, Monteforte d'Alba, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba - though the latter three tend to represent the main styles of the region. The wines are compelling and polished - an exemplary expression of the Nebbiolo grape. DOCG law requires a minimum ageing of 2 years in cask or barrel yet can be longer depending on the producer. Barolos are generally released four or more years after the vintage.