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Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2011 Italy Piedmont
90 Points

Aromas of mature red berry, dark plum, chopped herb and a balsamic note come together in the glass. The structured mid-weight palate delivers dried cherry, star anise, cinnamon and mineral alongside firm, refined tannins.

Wine Enthusiast December 2016
Platinum

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2010 Italy Piedmont
90 Points

Enticing aromas of pressed rose, iris and perfumed berry lead the nose, with a whiff of cake spice on this straightforward red. The elegant, enjoyable palate offers sour red cherry, raspberry, white pepper and a hint star anise alongside firm, refined tannins. A tobacco note signals the close.

Wine Enthusiast February 2016
Platinum

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2010 Italy Piedmont
90 Points

The 2010 Gattinara is a firm, classically austere wine with persistent tannins and a slightly compact personality. It will be interesting to see if the 2010 puts on weight in bottle, or if the tannins soften, as today, the wine is very much shut down. Sweet dried cherries, tobacco, crushed herbs and dried flowers add shades of nuance through the middle and finish. I have seen Travaglini wines blossom with age before, although I don't really see that happening here.

Vinous July 2015
Platinum

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2009 Italy Piedmont
90 Points

Made from Nebbiolo aged in large casks, this garnet-colored wine offers lovely fragrances of rose petal and woodland berry. The elegant palate doles out crunchy red cherry, crushed raspberry, clove and mineral, alongside smooth, polished tannins. Fresh acidity adds vibrancy.

Wine Enthusiast March 2015
Platinum

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2006 Italy Piedmont
91 Points

Sweet floral aromatics emerge from the 2006 Gattinara. This deceptively medium-bodied wine shows good depth in its red fruit. It is an attractive, representative Gattinara well-suited for drinking over the next few years.

Wine Advocate October 2011
Platinum

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2005 Italy Piedmont
90 Points

The 2005 Gattinara is a pretty, mid-weight Nebbiolo. Sweet cherries, tobacco, herbs and crushed flowers are some of the notes that emerge from this classy, refined red. The Gattinara is a somewhat fleeting, ethereal wine, but it has the freshness and firmness to age well for at least another decade. This entry-level Gattinara possesses tons of varietal character in a translucent, weightless expression that is typical of the appellation. This is a lovely set of new releases from Travaglini, one of the benchmark producers in Gattinara. The wines seem to have acquired an additional level of finesse in recent years.

Wine Advocate December 2010
Platinum

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2004 Italy Piedmont
89 Points

Here's a light and tonic expression of Nebbiolo (in a specially designed curvy bottle) with pretty aromas of wild berries, moist earth and forest floor. The color is a light and lumninous ruby and the mouthfeel is equally streamlined and fresh. Firm tannins and intense flavors of smoke and cedar build momentum on the palate.

Wine Enthusiast April 2010

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2004 Italy Piedmont
89 Points

Medium red with an amber rim. Aromas of red cherry, violet and marzipan. Intensely flavored but light on its feet, with classic nebbiolo energy and flavors of red fruits and tar on the fresh, smooth palate.

International Wine Cellar March 2010

Gattinara D.O.C.G.

2004 Italy Piedmont
89 Points

A very pretty, silky wine redolent of perfumed cherries, spices, flowers and tobacco all of which are supported by a graceful, finessed texture. The medium]bodied 2004 Gattinara is an especially refined wine from Travaglini

Wine Advocate April 2009