1996 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Serralunga/ Red / Nebbiolo   |     Watch

WA 94-96   WS 95   IWC 94(+?)   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 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 | Rating: 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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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 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.

Average rating: 95, based on 4 reviews
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580 bottles owned by 141 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Nebbiolo


Big, dark, and bold, Nebbiolo is a robust variety with heavy tannins and a sometimes bitter profile. While areas outside Italy (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, California, and South Africa) have begun cultivating Nebbiolo, the Italian region of Piedmont is where it reaches its greatest height. It is here, the historic home to Nebbiolo, where the finest Barolos and Barbarescos are produced. Many winemakers have compared this grape to Pinot Noir for its difficult growing habits and unpredictable cellar and aging behavior. Typical descriptors for Nebbiolo include roses, violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, and tobacco.

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