Robert Parker 94
A beautiful bouquet characterized by feminine floral tones and elegant accents of smoke, ash and crushed mineral distinguish this classic wine. The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a balanced and harmonious effort that makes you forget about the warm growing conditions in this vintage. The fruit ripeness and overall precision of the wine are impeccable. There’s a touch of crunchy firmness in terms of tannins and the acidity adds brightness and energy. This wine should reach its drinking window in about ten years.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035
The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is bright, pulsating with energy and finely chiseled to the core, but today it is the wine’s creaminess and center of fruit that come through most. There is considerable fruit density in the glass, but the 2012 is also dense and closed in on itself. Readers will have to be patient; this is a 2012 that demands cellaring.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2037