1999 Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto 750ml

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

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

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 3 reviews

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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