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2008 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto

ITALY / PIEDMONT / SERRALUNGA
  • 88 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 95 JS
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo
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SKU: 43725-2008-750-2A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (white label): Medium reddish-amber. Very spicy aromas of red berries, cherry, rose petal and menthol, plus a whiff of darker blueberry. Dense, sweet and bright, with bright acidity and a strong floral element providing left. Smooth in the middle, with more mid-palate stuffing to support its serious tongue-dusting tannins than the Asili. Built for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2011
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 95

    So floral and beautiful with roses and lilacs. Hints of plums and strawberries. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins and a subtle yet intense finish of hazelnut and dark fruits. Goes on for ages. Better after 2016.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2008 Barolo Falletto initially comes across as sweet, layered and pretty. Dark plums, cherries, flowers, menthol and spices take shape in the glass. This is a decidedly understated vintage for the Barolo Falletto. The wine's mid-weight structure suggests it will be at its finest over the next handful of years. Overall the 2008 Falletto is diluted and fleeting. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Warm and chewy, this red exhibits cedar, sandalwood, tobacco and leather accents enhancing the core of cherry and raspberry. As this plays out on the palate, the wine turns more supple and vibrant, building to the long, expansive finish.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
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  • 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

    • 193 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors