1998 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto 750ml

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

VF    WA 94-96   IWC 95(+?)   WS 91   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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Drink Dates: 2008-2030
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94-96

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.

Drink Dates: 2008-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 137

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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: Issue 105

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

A bright and fruity red with structure. Plenty of berry and leather on the nose, with just a hint of mineral. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: Burnt
Tasted On: 05/13/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2018
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.

Average rating: 94, based on 5 reviews
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824 bottles owned by 222 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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