Great Wines of the World Masterclass: Barolo 2017, 2016, 2015 Vintage

Date(s) - September 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

James Suckling Wine Central


The Great Trilogy Vintage Tasting! Taste these three outstanding vintages from two iconic producers: Gianni Gagliardo & Poderi Aldo Conterno



Masterclass Tasting with

Sep 20, 2021 (Monday); 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

@ James Suckling Wine Central

(6 wines to taste) / HK$588 per person

Join this special wine tasting masterclass and roundtable conversation hosted and presented by the global tasting team.

The newly released 2017 vintage is showing potential and quality, confirming a great trilogy in Barolo. 2015 started the series with an exceptional vintage, the best since 2010, followed by the marvelous 2016 that brought wines with great drinkability even when young. 2017 was a hot vintage in Europe because of a heatwave, but top producers in Barolo were capable of delivering rich yet refined wines. Join us for a masterclass covering these three vintages from two iconic producers.

Featured Producers

Gianni Gagliardo

Under the watchful eye of patriarch Gianni, Poderi Gianni Gagliardo makes focused, precise wines – particularly, single-vineyard Barolos – in the Langhe. Gianni started making wines back in the 1970s, however, it wasn’t until the 1980s that his wines came into their own. Today, the winemaking responsibilities are in the hands of his three sons: Stefano, Alberto and Paolo. The winery owns many small plots of land that are all distributed in five different villages with varying soil compositions. We especially like the younger wines here but don’t miss their special Barolos that are released after an extended aging in bottle (Archivio Storico): they show the wonder in aged Barolos.

Poderi Aldo Conterno

This is one of the most impressive wine estates in all of Italy, perhaps in the world. From its great vineyards in Barolo, Poderi Aldo Conterno makes some of the most exquisite red wines on the planet. It was all part of the dream of the late Aldo Conterno, who passed away in the spring of 2012. He established the estate in 1969, having left his father’s winery, Giacomo Conterno, in the hands of his brother. Poderi Aldo Conterno is now under the helm of Aldo’s sons: Franco, Stefano and Giacomo. Conterno’s three Barolo vineyards (Cicala, Colonnello and Romirasco) are all in Bussia. The Granbussia is an uber-blend of the best fruit from all three sites; released eight years following the given harvest. James chose the 2008 his Italian Wine of the Year in 2016.

List of Wines

  • Gianni Gagliardo Barolo Lazzarito Vigna Preve 2017 94 points
  • Gianni Gagliardo Barolo Lazzarito Vigna Preve 2016 94 points
  • Gianni Gagliardo Barolo Lazzarito Vigna Preve 2015 95 points
  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco 2015 97 points
  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco 2016 97 points
  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco 2017 98 points

This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of the 2021 Great Wines of the World Tasting Month “Autumn Edition” – a series of curated tasting events featuring close to 100 of the world’s greatest producers and their top-scoring wines. Check out the full line-up of all masterclass tastings and other programs during the tasting month at:

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