1999 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto 750ml

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

WA 96   WS 96   IWC 94(+?)   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

Medium red. The 1999 Rocche del Falletto opens with a sublime, classic nose of roses, tar, licorice and minerals Powerful, deep, and structured on the palate, it displays a tightly wound core of fruit with great length, much overall balance and a certain nobility in its austerity. Made in restrained style for this wine, the 1999 doesn't initially show the opulence of vintages 1997, 1998 and 2000 nor the imposing structure of the 1996 Riserva Falletto or the 2001 Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto, remaining somewhere in the middle. Over the course of several days, however, the luxuriousness of its fruit gradually emerged. Still, readers will have to be patient with this wine. It will provide immense pleasure to those who appreciate classically structured, quintessential Barolo and it should drink well until age thirty, and likely beyond. A great effort and one the best relative values among this producer's recent releases. An Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa bottling.

Drink Dates: 2011+
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: Issue 7

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Hedonistic and very, very rich. Blockbuster. Racy. Masses of fruit on the nose, with plum, berry, and toasted oak. Full-bodied, with chunky tannins and a long, long finish. Fruit bomb. From a tiny section of the Barolo maestro's own vineyard in Falletto. 950 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(+?)

($170) Deeply pitched, superripe aromas of redcurrant, tar, marzipan, tobacco and underbrush. Sweet, lush and explosively perfumed in the mouth. Less dense and structured than the 2000 but more elegantly styled. A real essen ce of Barolo aromatics. Finishes very long, with broad, serious tannins that call for another four to six years of cellaring.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 117

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/16/2014
Superb Barolo especially in magnum fom

Rating: 91
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/18/2012
Reticent. Short. Perhaps too early and needs a long decant.

Average rating: 95, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1102 bottles owned by 204 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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