1996 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Serralunga/ Red / Nebbiolo
1996 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto
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International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

Medium red. Musky, complex aromas of black raspberry, licorice and lead pencil. Large-scaled but penetrating; tangy raspberry flavors are given great precision by the wine firm spine of acidity. Almost painfully young today. Finishes with explosive, very persistent flavors and firm but thoroughly buffered tannins. A bit dominated by its powerful structure today, but this wine really blossomed with aeration.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

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Wine Advocate | 94-96

The saturated ruby/purple-colored 1996 Barolo Falletto exhibits an extraordinary nose of smoke, earth, white truffles, black fruits, licorice, and floral scents. Extremely massive, with layers of concentration, high tannin, a muscular personality, and a 40+ second finish, this classic, young Barolo will require patience. Why can't I turn my body clock back twenty years?

Drink Dates: 2012-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 124

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Wine Spectator | 95

Serious Barolo, with sleek yet powerful structure. Aromas of berry, plum and minerals. Full-bodied, with a tannin structure that builds on your palate. Long finish. 510 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Laube


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Score: 90
Author: Neal
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/17/2009
Drink Dates: 2018-2050
So young, but so promising. I really didn't want to open this, but did so for a 1996 retrospective in the name of science. Didn't show a ton on the palate, but the aromatics were sublime. Textbook Barolo. Leaving my others to slumber.
More Vintages and Sizes of Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto:

2000 (750ml)

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