Giovanni Corino started making his own wines in the 1980’s. Like many of the other winemakers in the area, his family farmed the land and sold the fruit. Giovanni’s son Giuliano runs the estate today. All the vineyards are in La Morra, with Barolo vineyards in Arborina, Giachini and Bricco Manescotto.
Crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, road tar, menthol and leather. Medium body with strong acidity and tannins. The fruit keeps the tannins in check. Dried cherries, mint, chocolate and tobacco on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. In a really good spot at 19 years of age with enough fruit to keep things interesting. Just a pleasure. Best over the next several years.
My rating: 92 points.
Current vintages can be found for about $75 and are worth searching out.