A soft and ripe red with plum and berry character and just a hint of meat. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. 1,020 cases made.
Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88
Good full red. Inviting aromas of plum, mocha, spices and underbrush. Sweet, rich and liqueur-like, with elevated alcohol currently blurring the wine's flavors. Rather chunky, slightly aggressive Barolo that finishes with big, dusty tannins. An awkward showing today; I would expect this wine to come into harmony with a few years of additional bottle aging.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 2001 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is one of the most impressive wines in this ten-year retrospective of the 2001 Baroli. The Bricco Fiasco remains vibrant, fresh and beautifully delineated from start to finish. Bright flowers, ripe red cherries, mint and iron flow onto the palate in this gorgeous, totally impeccable Barolo. The 2001 doesn't taste or feel that much different than it did as a young wine. There is plenty of energy and focus for the 2001 to make it to its 20th birthday. If opened today the wine needs at least a few hours of air for the tannins to soften.