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1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva

$199.99
1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva
For those who missed out on the 50s Borgogno offer, here is another Giacomo Borgogno selection with red capsules that indicate the bottles have not been topped off. 1961 and 1964 are two excellent vintages getting harder to find at reasonable pricing. This lot is coming from another very cold cellar private cellar in Europe, is in fantastic condition, and has been thoroughly inspected. These are smart buys and great values for decades-old traditional wine out of Piedmont. Borgogno is always one of our most requested producers for older Barolo and is a great bottle for birth years, special wine dinner, or those that enjoy properly aged Barolo. There are some great notes on Cellartracker for this bottle and notes from Gilman and Galloni. As supply dwindles, this could be one of the last times we can offer these bottles at these prices, so please take that into account if you are interested.
Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 pts!  The 1961 Barolo Riserva, a library release directly from the Borgogno cellars, offers up plenty of dried cherries, dried roses, licorice, tobacco, all framed by firm, dusty tannins. Despite its mid-weight body and age the wine shows plenty of depth and fine overall balance. Borgogno offers an incredible range of older vintages. The estate decants these older bottles to remove sediment, tops them off with wine from the same vintage and re-corks the wines prior to selling them. In the past, I haven't been a huge fan of the library releases because a number of bottles have come across as over-manipulated and exceedingly fresh to the point of delivering little of the aged-Barolo experience readers expect from a 50-year old wine. Not here, though, the 1961 Riserva is simply beautiful from start to finish.

1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva

1961 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva

$275.00 -27%
$199.99
$275.00 -27%
$199.99

For those who missed out on the 50s Borgogno offer, here is another Giacomo Borgogno selection with red capsules that indicate the bottles have not been topped off. 1961 and 1964 are two excellent vintages getting harder to find at reasonable pricing. This lot is coming from another very cold cellar private cellar in Europe, is in fantastic condition, and has been thoroughly inspected. These are smart buys and great values for decades-old traditional wine out of Piedmont. Borgogno is always one of our most requested producers for older Barolo and is a great bottle for birth years, special wine dinner, or those that enjoy properly aged Barolo. There are some great notes on Cellartracker for this bottle and notes from Gilman and Galloni. As supply dwindles, this could be one of the last times we can offer these bottles at these prices, so please take that into account if you are interested.
Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 pts!  The 1961 Barolo Riserva, a library release directly from the Borgogno cellars, offers up plenty of dried cherries, dried roses, licorice, tobacco, all framed by firm, dusty tannins. Despite its mid-weight body and age the wine shows plenty of depth and fine overall balance. Borgogno offers an incredible range of older vintages. The estate decants these older bottles to remove sediment, tops them off with wine from the same vintage and re-corks the wines prior to selling them. In the past, I haven't been a huge fan of the library releases because a number of bottles have come across as over-manipulated and exceedingly fresh to the point of delivering little of the aged-Barolo experience readers expect from a 50-year old wine. Not here, though, the 1961 Riserva is simply beautiful from start to finish.