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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto 2003

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This was offering up fantastic perfumes tonight with a sharp earthy character that recalled dry, mineral rich grey clay. There were complicating notes of tar and anise with a rich underlay of dusky sweet fruit with just a hint of band-aid lurking in the background. In the mouth this was big and soft with intense, sweet, dark fruit edged with complex soil tones. There is a touch of tannin sticking out but the acids are superbly integrated. There is alot of dry extract here giving the wine a touch of a matte feel but with air this turns progressively more delicate and elegant revealing faceted complexity and excellent length on the finish. Just entering it's peak drinking window and among the very Best wines from 1988. 2008-2020 96pts.

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Bruno Giacosa:
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encom... Read more
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encompasses passion and clear judgement but, above all, the utmost respect for his product, its admirers and for the beautiful countryside where he and his family were born and raised. The Azienda Agricola Falletto Winery comprises twenty hectares of vineyards within the Serralunga d'Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco areas. The vine growing and wine making processes are followed through with care from beginning to end, culminating with vinification and ageing within our cellars in Neive. Some of our wine is produced with grapes grown by those farmers who have always worked our winery and whose prestigious vineyards truly deserve the ‘Bruno Giacosa’ label. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
5.00 5
Vintage: 1988 12/11/2008

This was offering up fantastic perfumes tonight with a sharp earthy character that recalled dry, mineral rich grey clay. There were complicating notes of tar and anise with a rich underlay of dusky sweet fruit with just a hint of band-aid lurking in the background. In the mouth this was big and soft with intense, sweet, dark fruit edged with complex soil tones. There is a touch of tannin sticking out but the acids are superbly integrated. There is alot of dry extract here giving the wine a touch of a matte feel but with air this turns progressively more delicate and elegant revealing faceted complexity and excellent length on the finish. Just entering it's peak drinking window and among the very Best wines from 1988. 2008-2020 96pts.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
Vintage: 1986 09/22/2008

More evolved than the Rocche with less intensity yet more complexity to the earthy core of cherry fruit that bears more than a passing resemblance to it's sibling with more clay and limestone notes anchoring the decidely autumnal notes of dried herbs and incipient beef broth. Big and opulent in the mouth with excellent balance in a succulent, resolved package that has great breadth in the mouth. Lovely balance and firmly at peak with an open, flaboyant character. Drink 2008-2018


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
Vintage: 1985 03/23/2010

The nose here is remarkably gentle yet with excellent persistence. The high-toned notes of tight rose bud and minerals is topped by a hint of hickory roasted notes and all wrapped around really fresh and lively red berry fruit. On entry this is light yet with a shimmeringly sweet transparency. The feel is exceptionally well focused with a touch of almond to the earthy, spicy, slightly roasted dark fruits. The great acids keep this fresh and follows through on the wild raspberry laced finish. There are wonderful complicated notes of clay, earth and leather on the backend that extend the already long finish. Wonderfully complete bottle of wine 95pts


External Reviews for Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto

External Review
Vintage: 1990 01/03/2013

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1990 Giacosa, Bruno Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1986 01/09/2013

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1986 Giacosa, Bruno Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto 750ml




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