Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1961

$125

1961 Borgogno Barolo Classico Riserva-Medium ruby, with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise showing very little signs of its age. The aromatic nose displays menthol, anise, and delicate, sweet flavors of dried cherries, finishing with tremendous freshness and a seamless, long and fresh finish. Tasted blind, I would have never guessed this was a 40+ year old wine. 93 points/drink now-?, 12/04 From time to time, the estate re-releases wines from its library. These bottles are reconditioned; the wines are decanted, sediment is removed, and the bottles are re-corked with new corks. These bottles appear much more youthful, cleaner and purer than bottles that have been cellared since release. A visit to this historic estate is like stepping back in time as the winery is a monument of sorts to traditional winemaking. The winery preserves many antique tools related to viticulture and winemaking as well as an extensive library of older bottles. The wines tend to be mid-weight, and share a classic, somewhat austere style. While the Dolcetto and Barbera are good, the real attractions here are the various Barolo bottlings which at their best are very complete and age-worthy wines. The recently tasted 1952 and 1961 Borgogno Barolos are a testament to the longevity of this house's wines. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Alex Krause Delectable Pro

So special to get a chance to drink this but it was a bit beyond its optimal drinking window a little dried out and faded, a bit disappointing alas

So special to get a chance to drink this but it was a bit beyond its optimal drinking window a little dried out and faded, a bit disappointing alas

8.9

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Needs 1 hour to start to open. This was a really great bottle.

Needs 1 hour to start to open. This was a really great bottle.

9.3

Ki Punwar Delectable Pro

Owner, California Wine Republic

Very youthful still; this was not showing everything it has. Full fruit, deep color. This can still improve

Very youthful still; this was not showing everything it has. Full fruit, deep color. This can still improve

9.2

Robert Rothfield

Bought over 15 yrs ago from the winery... a little funk on opening and then the wine just got better and better like a freight train... a great 60 yr old bottle that belied it’s age and probably will go strong for another 20 yrs

Bought over 15 yrs ago from the winery... a little funk on opening and then the wine just got better and better like a freight train... a great 60 yr old bottle that belied it’s age and probably will go strong for another 20 yrs

9.7

Manny Abascal

Had its moments but bottle had problems.

Had its moments but bottle had problems.

8.5

Hermes Ortiz

1967 Borgogno Barolo Riserva DOCG Ristorante "La Rotonda" in Federico II Hotel in Jesi, near Ancona in Marches region, Italy Celebrating Birthday!

1967 Borgogno Barolo Riserva DOCG Ristorante "La Rotonda" in Federico II Hotel in Jesi, near Ancona in Marches region, Italy Celebrating Birthday!

9.6

Manny Abascal

Truffle, earth, rose, olive, and some slight cherry on finish. 55 years old, no matter the technology this taste and smell cannot be replicated without waiting 50 years. Think of all the things that have happened since this was bottled. A special, memorable experience.

Truffle, earth, rose, olive, and some slight cherry on finish. 55 years old, no matter the technology this taste and smell cannot be replicated without waiting 50 years. Think of all the things that have happened since this was bottled. A special, memorable experience.

9.6

Young Bock Lee

Lots of oxidized sour cherry, tabacco, old leather aromas. Med body, med p acid, med p tannin(sweet tannin), oxidized cherry. concentrated, sweet jammy texture, long finish with sweet dark cherry, hint of tabacco, leather. Balanced among fruit, tannin, bitterness. Yum!

Lots of oxidized sour cherry, tabacco, old leather aromas. Med body, med p acid, med p tannin(sweet tannin), oxidized cherry. concentrated, sweet jammy texture, long finish with sweet dark cherry, hint of tabacco, leather. Balanced among fruit, tannin, bitterness. Yum!

10

Patrizia Dolfin

600 euro!!! #inarrivabile

600 euro!!! #inarrivabile

9.7

Johan Jepson

Bad bottle :(

Bad bottle :(

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