Travaglini Gattinara Riserva

by Adrian Bryksa

Travaglini Gattinara Riserva

Vintage: 1999

Region: Piedmont (Italy)

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Alcohol: 13.5%

Price: $33.99

Typically, this is a 90 + point rated wine from Wine Spectator. It is an excellent example of an outstanding medium bodied Nebbiolo from Northern Piedmont in Italy, delivering a slightly hard candy, floral bouquet with a orangish hue. Time has been kind to this wine, as the tannins have softened considerably but still remind you of their presence. There are sour berries (maybe choke cherries) up front, followed with a medium mouth feel and a lengthy delicious finish. If there is one qualm other than its prices against it, other than the price is the definite presence of oak on the finish, but these are minor compared to the other outstanding qualities of this Italian beauty. The unusual bottle is also a buying feature as well, reminiscent of Chateauneuf du Pape examples from France.

89 points

  • Travaglini Gattinara Riserva
  • by Adrian Bryksa
  • Published on September 3rd, 2008

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