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  Falletto di Bruno Giacosa 'Falletto' Barolo D.O.C.G. 2008 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 96] [JS 95] [ST 93+]
Falletto di Bruno Giacosa 'Falletto' Barolo D.O.C.G. 2008 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 96] [JS 95] [ST 93+]


 


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Retail Price: $295.00
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Winery: Bruno Giacosa
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Falleto, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2008
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: GIACOSAFALLETTOBAROLO08-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Garnet red colour with orange reflections. Ample and complex bouquet with notes recalling truffle and liquorice. In the mouth it feels dry, full and velvety, unfolding a great personality.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points & "Collectibles" - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Warm and chewy, this red exhibits cedar, sandalwood, tobacco and leather accents enhancing the core of cherry and raspberry. As this plays out on the palate, the wine turns more supple and vibrant, building to the long, expansive finish. Best from 2016 through 2035. 430 cases imported." —B.S. (Mar 2013)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"So floral and beautiful with roses and lilacs. Hints of plums and strawberries. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins and a subtle yet intense finish of hazelnut and dark fruits. Goes on for ages. Better after 2016." (Jul 19, 2012)

93+ Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
Medium reddish-amber. Very spicy aromas of red berries, cherry, rose petal and menthol, plus a whiff of darker blueberry. Dense, sweet and bright, with bright acidity and a strong floral element providing left. Smooth in the middle, with more mid-palate stuffing to support its serious tongue-dusting tannins than the Asili. Built for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle.

96 Points & "Collectibles" - Wine Spectator Magazine (2007 vintage)
An elegant, fruity style, boasting raspberry, cherry and floral aromas and flavors. This is pure and delicate for the commune, with fine intensity, finesse and depth. The tannins mesh beautifully with the wine's silky texture, ending with an excellent finish. Just surprisingly open and approachable. Best from 2014 through 2032. 1,500 cases made. –BS

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2007 Barolo Falletto is an overachieving wine, even at this high level. The bouquet has a level of delineation, sweetness, inner perfume and nuance generally only found in Giacosa’s Red Label Riservas. The Falletto impresses for the intensity of its dark fruit and superb overall balance. The extroverted personality of the vintage is quite evident, especially as the wine sits in the glass. Menthol, flowers and licorice add the final notes of complexity on the finish. This is an especially racy Barolo from Bruno Giacosa, but the trademark elegance is there. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032.



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