TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982

Posted by: fraser

TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 - 12-16-2018 09:28:17

Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982

13% Imported by Connoisseur Wines USA, NY

Here's some background info on Damilano: http://www.westcoastwine.net/ubbthreads/...true#Post388508

I guess they are quite business savvy, having built a water business as well:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyhuyghe...o/#44937ed26ddf

This was an extremely nice wine. I did not decant ahead of time since it smelled so nice when I opened it - pure autumn in a bottle.

This was a very pleasurable wine at peak. I think it will last for quite some time but I doubt it will get much better. It is a cool, sweet wine with menthol, rose, drying tannins, moderate acidity and very autumnal. It is complex and easy to drink. Classic Barolo commune wine and with what seems like a big dose of the Cannubi vineyard here. Very smooth and not over done nor over sized in any way - not a bomb of any kind. The wine went fast and as it was a special occasion, I have no detailed notes. I would highly recommend the old Damilano wines. I'm looking forward to the 1978 and the 1967 again. It's so fun to find excellent producers who nobody else seemed to want.The wine paired wonderfully with roast leg of goat and my wife's mushroom ravioli.

Thanks
Fraser




Posted by: Dave Cuneo

Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 - 01-16-2019 10:04:04

Ciao fraser,

I just had a Barbera d'Asti from "Damilano", is this the same winery as your bottle? I have a Barolo in the basement from them as well, a 2010 "Cannubi".

Thanks! dc.
Posted by: fraser

Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 - 01-16-2019 16:03:37

Hi Dave,

It is indeed the same producer. I think they stopped producing for awhile in the late 80's/early 90's.

See: Here's some background info on Damilano: http://www.westcoastwine.net/ubbthreads/...true#Post388508

We chatted briefly about Damilano in that thread.

Fraser

Posted by: Dave Cuneo

Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 - 01-17-2019 15:21:40

Ciao fraser,

Wow, my memory is totally shot! Yes we did chat about it, and the Barolo I have downstairs is the Cerequio, not Cannubi. Anyway, I love the old school label on that 82, so classy. dc.
Posted by: fraser

Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 - 01-18-2019 12:12:15

I bet that Cerequio is going to be pretty darn good.

Fraser