Fontanafredda Paiagallo Vigna La Villa Barolo Nebiolo 1996

Ratings on Delectable

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Perfectly aged Barolo - mushroom, earth, leather and spice. Went beautifully with homemade pasta and white truffles

Perfectly aged Barolo - mushroom, earth, leather and spice. Went beautifully with homemade pasta and white truffles

9.5

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Popped and poured; consistent with previous notes from 2/20/2016. Brought to Lot 2 and paired with Certified Piedmontese flatiron steak and cured short rib over a mushroom risotto. I can confirm that this pairing did not suck. As my opening line suggests, there has been very little evolution over the last 18 months which is okay when one considers how delicious it was back then. On this night, it was a little austere with the first pour but within 20 minutes of just being open, it started to sing. No need to decant; held strong for the two hours we enjoyed it alongside our meal. As a note from Americanstorm suggests, there remains a lot of life left in these. Drink now or Hold.

Popped and poured; consistent with previous notes from 2/20/2016. Brought to Lot 2 and paired with Certified Piedmontese flatiron steak and cured short rib over a mushroom risotto. I can confirm that this pairing did not suck. As my opening line suggests, there has been very little evolution over the last 18 months which is okay when one considers how delicious it was back then. On this night, it was a little austere with the first pour but within 20 minutes of just being open, it started to sing. No need to decant; held strong for the two hours we enjoyed it alongside our meal. As a note from Americanstorm suggests, there remains a lot of life left in these. Drink now or Hold.

9.3

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Deep and bracing with tannin, cherry fruit, and a slight tartness.

Deep and bracing with tannin, cherry fruit, and a slight tartness.

9.2

Anthony Shideler

I was pleasantly surprised by this bottling. Stored since release at a restaurant, this was just starting to hit prime drinking. Plums, spices, licorice and menthol all soar from the glass in this beautifully crafted Barolo. Gorgeous.

I was pleasantly surprised by this bottling. Stored since release at a restaurant, this was just starting to hit prime drinking. Plums, spices, licorice and menthol all soar from the glass in this beautifully crafted Barolo. Gorgeous.

9.4

Tyler Christensen

Ripe red cherries, tar, herbs. Very aromatic when popped and really came to life after a 2 hour decant. Balanced and full of finesse. This is drinking very very well.

Ripe red cherries, tar, herbs. Very aromatic when popped and really came to life after a 2 hour decant. Balanced and full of finesse. This is drinking very very well.

9.4

Jason Seegert

Opened nicely after decanting.

Opened nicely after decanting.

9.1

Ryan Housman

Yummmmmmmmm

Yummmmmmmmm

9.2

Ross Goldin

Really enjoyed this '96 Barolo. Have 1 more bottle in the cellar :)

Really enjoyed this '96 Barolo. Have 1 more bottle in the cellar :)

9.4

Zachary Zerbe

Hoping for greatness - needs to breath

Hoping for greatness - needs to breath

8.5

Matt Forester

1996. 17.

1996. 17.

9.0

Location

  • 148 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007

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    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 12pm-7pm

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