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1998 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

ITALY / PIEDMONT / SERRALUNGA
  • 96 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo

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SKU: 43725-1998-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$175.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    More porcini than truffles here, with plum and blackberry aromas that follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins that are wood-coated and powerful. Still mouthpuckering. Big, powerful wine. Give it a little more time. Much better than I remember.--1998 Piedmont blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2010. 1,450 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The fabulous 1998 Barolo Falletto del Serralunga reveals intensity and volume. A dark plum color is accompanied by a classic Nebbiolo perfume of rose water, melted tar, truffles, and cherry jam. As the wine sits in the glass, aromas of spice box and cigar smoke also emerge. Full-bodied, dense, and powerfully tannic, yet extremely harmonious, it will be at its finest between 2008-2030.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The fabulous 1998 Barolo Falletto del Serralunga reveals intensity and volume. A dark plum color is accompanied by a classic Nebbiolo perfume of rose water, melted tar, truffles, and cherry jam. As the wine sits in the glass, aromas of spice box and cigar smoke also emerge. Full-bodied, dense, and powerfully tannic, yet extremely harmonious.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Very good medium-deep red. Knockout Barolo nose in all its rustic splendor, showing everything from exotic fruits to smoke, game, tobacco, camphor and white truffle. Urgent, penetrating and supersweet, with nearly candied red fruit flavors saturating the palate. A youthfully aggressive wine that really needs a few years to calm down. Finishes with strong but fine tannins and great ripeness.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2002
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Dark ruby with slightly orange/garnet rim. Red fruit, fog/white-smoke, mountain air, some old leathery quality. Dry but fine tannins. How it changed over the course of its consumption was the real pleasure, though. Fantastic in its final form. Was initially thin and floral, almost feminine with clean, well defined, delicate, fruit. Then, after +2 hours in the decanter, something eerie happened. The wine grew into something utterly villainous and seemed to put on a black cape. It gave us the impression that this villain lived on top of some foggy mountain. This wasn't a decadent wine - it was evil! In a good way. Had a great time.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2018
    Author: Burnt
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Drank two bottles of 98 over 2 days both were fantastic, this the Barolo the other the barbaresco, will be drinking well for a long time!
    Author: saint
From the village Neive in the Langhe region, Bruno Giacosa(the "Genius of Neive") produces a number of world-famous Barbaresco and Barolo wines, as well as bottlings of Arneis, Barbera, Dolcetto and a sparkling wine.

As history states, Giacosa began purchasing fruit from select vineyards and worked to obtain what he deemed the best grapes available from an established network of growers dedicated to producing quality. In 1967 Giacosa began bottling single vineyard Barolos and Barbarescos and in 1982 he bought the Falletto vineyard in Barolo taking ownership of vineyards he believed to produce some of the finest fruit he had sourced from over the years.

Over decades Giacosa's reputation for perfectionism has become cemented as he only produces his Riserva wines from the vintages he deems worthy (which are given a red label). A perfectionist and craftsman to the core. These truly are some of the most sensational Barolos and Barbarescos one can own. A producer more than deserving of a place in any Italian cellar.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 523 bottles owned
  • 120 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 120 collectors)