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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva 1990 (torn label)  - First Bottle


92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
With only 15 or so bottles left in the winery cellar, the 1990 Barolo Riserva appears younger than it really is. The cork on the bottle I sampled pulled out effortlessly and appeared almost brand new (maybe it was). I was very intrigued by this wine, thanks to the overall power and density it showed, but also for the broadness or completeness of the bouquet. Aromas of dark asphalt, dried prune, spice and tar peel back in thick layers. It coats the mouth with thick streaks of glycerin, alcohol and extract. It’s a bit heavy-footed and definitely not as nuanced as some of the finer expressions, yet the wine is teaming with healthy dark fruit flavors and good density. It is one of the wines in this tasting that best captures the sunny, warm conditions that characterize the 1990 vintage. This wine should be decanted five to six hours prior to drinking. Drink: 2014-2020.

Technical Details

  • BlendNebbiolo
  • WinemakerIda and Franco Boschis
  • CountryItaly
  • RegionPiedmont
  • AppellationBarolo
  • Farming MethodOrganic Practices
  • Aging/Cooperagesix years in Slavonia oak casks (4500 l) with a further refining in bottle for 1 year.
  • Alcohol13.5%

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva 1990 (torn label)

Nebbiolo  |  Italy

Organic Practices
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About the Producer

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli winery boasts a rich and storied history that encapsulates the essence of Italian winemaking tradition. Established in the mid-19th century in the heart of Piedmont, Italy, by Giacomo Borgogno, the winery has been a consistent emblem of excellence for generations. Its foundations were built upon a reverence for the land and an unwavering commitment to crafting wines that reflect the terroir and heritage of the region. Through economic fluctuations and changing times, the winery remained steadfast, navigating challenges with resilience. The dedication to preserving time-honored winemaking methods, particularly in the production of Barolo, has earned Giacomo Borgogno & Figli a revered position among the great Barolo producers. This winery's legacy is not only marked by its exceptional wines but also by its role in safeguarding the cultural and oenological heritage of Piedmont, making it a true beacon of Italian viticulture.