The Elio Grasso 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini could be a Barolo according to the location of the vineyards. Some of the fruit comes from the newly purchased Bricco San Pietro that is voluntarily declassified for now. The rest of the fruit comes from young vines from other parcels owned by the estate. Langhe Nebbiolo is ever-growing in its popularity for very good reason. A beautiful wine like this offers hints at the Nebbiolo greatness that you get with Barolo or Barbaresco. Despite that pedigree, the wine is fundamentally easy and approachable in character. This expression opens to a light garnet color and shows pristine aromas of wild berry, dried cherry, licorice and roasted hazelnut.
91 points, Monica Larner (July 2017)
The 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini offers notable depth and striking purity at this level. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, wild flowers and mint inform the wine's bouquet. This fragrant, mid-weight Langhe Nebbiolo packs a good bit of punch.
89 points, Antonio Galloni (June 2018)