1999 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto 750ml

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WA 94   IWC 93   WS 90   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

Medium red. The 1999 Barolo Falletto offers an open-knit, perfumed nose, with expressive nuances of flowers and spice and wonderful sense of depth and purity. It hints at greater richness and expansiveness on the palate, with sensations of raspberries, cherries and menthol, outstanding length and a beautiful, clean finish framed by lingering notes of minerality and sweetness. The Barolo Falletto is a delicate, yet structured Barolo that comes across as more feminine when compared to Le Rocche del Falletto and it will likely reach maturity sooner. Although it is currently holding back quite a bit I am confident this is a great Barolo in the making and it is not to be missed. An Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa bottling.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: Issue 7

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($150) Good medium red. Exotic aromas of dried fruits, spice cake and nuts. Fat, sweet and full but with lovely floral perfume and vinosity; this, too, offers quintessential Barolo aromatic complexity and solid underlying acid/tannin backbone. A bit more expressive and showy today than the Rocche, but without quite that wine's depth. The full tannins reach the front teeth.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 117

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Delicate, refined and very pretty. Plum, spice and licorice aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a fresh, delicate finish. Goes on and on. All in finesse. 1,200 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2006-2012
Author: James Suckling

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Karl
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/01/2006
Especially impressive for firm but elegant tannins. Rich in raspberry, leather and anise aromas. Refined and balanced w/ abundant flavors of chocolate and tobacco. Big! Enjoy next 3 to 20 years

Rating: 93
Author: Matty53
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 07/26/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Paired with grilled ribeye steaks, grilled green onions and country fried potatos. Light garnet in color already being consumed by orange hues throughout. Nose really jumps out of the glass, very purfumed with strong floral noted and crushed rose pedals. this wine peaked at 2 hours in the decanter and really started to show meaty forward round fruit and soft well integrated tannins. Very elegant and perfectly balanced wine made in the traditional style of barolo. I do have to question the lifespan of this wine. its drinking beautifully now and at least for the next 5 years. I will open another bottle in a couple years just to make sure. If you own more than one, open one now and enjoy.

Average rating: 92, based on 5 reviews
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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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