Barbaresco Rabaja Bruno Giacosa 2004

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Branson, MO (880 mi)
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This has a breathtaking nose with cocoa and spice tones over earthy fruit that is very sweet. Seems to have a touch of oaky sweetness accentuating ... Read more

The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is even more compelling than the Rabaja. It floats on the palate with an ethereal core of sweet fruit that calls ... Read more

The 2004 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto is off the charts. Sweet roses, menthol, tar, licorice and minerals come together in a sensual, eleg... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Barbaresco Rabaja Bruno Giacosa

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
11/13/2008

This has a breathtaking nose with cocoa and spice tones over earthy fruit that is very sweet. Seems to have a touch of oaky sweetness accentuating the ripe fruit. Smooth and layered in the mouth with rich dark cherry, cherry pit and oyster shell notes. A bit of rust creeps in on the finish which looses a touch of precision as the big tannins take over. A great bottle in the making. 94pts


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Source: Vintners Cru
11/20/2013

The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is even more compelling than the Rabaja. It floats on the palate with an ethereal core of sweet fruit that calls to mind a profound Musigny, but with the unmistakable structure of Nebbiolo. The perfumed purity of the fruit carries all the way through to the deeply satisfying, resonating finish. Made in a soft, seductive style, this remarkable wine is decidedly more approachable and easy to appreciate today than the Rabaja. Giacosa fans will have a great time discussing the merits of the Rabaja and the Asili in 2004, but to me they are virtually equally moving; Asili for its feminine gracefulness and Rabaja for its size and power. The Asili should prove more accessible at an earlier age. Bruno Giacosa says his 2004 Asili Riserva will turn out to be just like his 2000 Asili Riserva, the wine he still thinks is the best he's ever made. RP


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Source: Vintners Cru
11/20/2013

The 2004 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto is off the charts. Sweet roses, menthol, tar, licorice and minerals come together in a sensual, elegant style that recalls Giacosa's legendary 1989 Riserva Collina Rionda, a wine many observers (this one included) place at the top of the hierarchy of all-time legendary Barolos. Ripe, sensual, and utterly spellbinding, the 2004 Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto offers superb elegance and pedigree. At this stage the wine remains surprisingly accessible. Readers will want to taste the 2004 Rocche as soon as possible as it will almost certainly head for a long period of dormancy in the near future. This magical Barolo will likely merit a perfect score in the future. The 2004 Rocche is the last wine Giacosa and former longtime oenologist Dante Scaglione produced together from start to finish and it is an appropriate bookend to a wonderful partnership that yielded so many profound wines. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2044. Wine Advocate , Issue 185 Oct 2009, Antonio Galloni


Winemaker's Notes:

"It boasts phenomenal richness and complexity in its dark, brooding aromatics and powerful structure, with suggestions of roses, tar, menthol, coffee beans and baking spices that emerge from the glass in an endless display of elegance married to sheer force...97." WA 10/07.

"It boasts phenomenal richness and complexity in its dark, brooding aromatics and powerful structure, with suggestions of roses, tar, menthol, coffee beans and baking spices that emerge from the glass in an endless display of elegance married to sheer force...97." WA 10/07.

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