Giacomo Borgogno Barolo Fossati 2016 750ml
SKU: 28893

Giacomo Borgogno Barolo Fossati 2016

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Giacomo Borgogno
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Other vintages
Clear ruby red color. Fresh red fruits hints on the nose and slightly spicy. Freshness, fragrance and crunchiness. Barolo goes well with important dishes, such as traditional Piedmontese meat main courses. Ranging from world traditions, there is gulasch in Eastern Europe. Going to Japan instead gyoza (fried dumplings stuffed with spring onion, marinated pork and spices). Moving to The United States of America, beef (angus, wagyu, bue nostral, longhorn) in the brisket cut. But if you have the pleasure, even a simple "special" toast is perfect!
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

Underbrush, wild berry, rose and camphor aromas form the enticing nose along with a whiff of forest floor. The youthfully austere, savory palate delivers ripe red cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and botanical herb framed in firm, refined tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced. This stunner is definitely one for the cellar. Drink 2026-2041.

September 1, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

Fossati is predominantly in La Morra, though a section does cross into Barolo, with southeastern exposure, and Borgogno's 3.2 hectares lie between 290 and 350 meters elevation. The 2016 Barolo Fossati is fragrant with dried violets, wild strawberry, and licorice. There is ripe fruit with cherry, balsamic, and turned earth and a somewhat open structure. This wine is generous and prime for drinking now or over the next 15 years. Drink 2021-2036.

May 27, 2021
  • v93

The 2016 Barolo Fossati is another very pretty wine for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Sweet dried cherry, crushed flowers, cedar and pipe tobacco give the Fossati a beguiling top register. On the palate the 2016 is a bit light, even for this La Morra site. Even so, all the elements are so well balanced. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade.

January 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa91

With fruit from La Morra, the Borgogno 2016 Barolo Fossati reveals a delicate textural fiber with softly layered aromas of dried blueberry, cassis, bitter almond and grilled rosemary. I often wonder about the wines of the venerated and historic estate of Borgogno; it has all its cards in place in terms of site selection, but then it ultimately falls short in terms of intensity and clarity of fruit. Everything is there, but it's also a bit muddled and blurred. This vintage shows good results, but I feel that more can be achieved and expected here.

June 17, 2021
Wine Spectator
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Pungent, balsamic aromas of juniper, olive, wild fennel and thyme flank the macerated cherry and iron flavors in this sinewy red, whose tannins are assertive, yet settle down with aeration. Finishes long. Best from 2024 through 2040. 250 cases made, 38 cases imported.

October 15, 2021

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