Dolcetto d'Alba "Sorano" DOC Bruno Giacosa Neive Piemont 2008

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was in good form this night. I recall it showing a lot of restraint when I first received my cases. That has blown over to reveal a smoother and sl... Read more

A dull dark purple/violet with interesting ruby reflection, full bodied to the eye. Knockout nose, so strong that the glass had to be left for 30 m... Read more

The last bottle from my original case, this was bitter-sweet because the 2005 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto has long been my favorite Dolcetto. Deep, dark... Read more

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/08/2008

was in good form this night. I recall it showing a lot of restraint when I first received my cases. That has blown over to reveal a smoother and slightly sweeter Dolcetto than in the past vintages of this bottle. It reminded me more of a Dolcetto Di Dogliani, which is hardly a bad thing. This bottle showed less structure but much more pleasing blackberry fruit. The acidity stood up well against the antipasti. I would highly recommend this bottle for highly enjoyable current drinking.


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Vintage: 2006 07/22/2008

A dull dark purple/violet with interesting ruby reflection, full bodied to the eye. Knockout nose, so strong that the glass had to be left for 30 mins. Characteristic nose of cherries and vanilla, very clean and with just a hint of spices and pepper. Full out attack on the palate, medium body, good acidity and balance with a mid length finish of berries and a touch of plum. Smooth with balanced tannins. Decant for a minimum of 1 hour.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549159,629
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/09/2009

The last bottle from my original case, this was bitter-sweet because the 2005 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto has long been my favorite Dolcetto. Deep, dark purple color. Floral nose backed with blackberry, fall leaves and a bit of citrus rind. On the palate a mix of blackberry jam with a sweet vanilla mid-palate and a cranberry finish that really keeps it interesting. Fresh and lively, however the acidity is beginning to take over this bottle. I believe this will continue to decline from here, which is why I opened my last one... that being said, I enjoyed it immensely. A great bottle of Dolcetto.


External Reviews for Dolcetto d'Alba "Sorano" DOC Bruno Giacosa Neive Piemont

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Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
Vintage: 2011 10/04/2012

Intense ruby red color with violet reflections. Intense winey bouquet recalling sour cherry and spices. Lively, generous, and full flavor.


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Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
Vintage: 2010 02/17/2013

Intense ruby red color with violet reflections. Intense winey bouquet recalling sour cherry and spices. Lively, generous, and full flavor.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto D'Alba DOC 2008 and all other wine from Bruno Giacosa are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2006 01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90The estates 2006 Dolcetto dAlba Falletto is made from the same vineyard in Serralunga that is the source of Giacosas Barolos. It is a rich Dolcetto jam-packed with vibrant, shimmering fruit supported by notable structure. With air, licorice and menthol nuances emerge adding further complexity. This is one of the very rare cases with Dolcetto where I am tempted to say that a few additional months of aging will help the wine come together even more. Anticipated maturity: 2008 - 2011.Wine Tasting NotesDeep purple in color with a rich, fruity bouquet. It offers ripe blackberry, cherry and licorice flavors, velvety tannins and a lingering spicy finish. To be enjoyed young with medium-aged cheese, pot roast, polenta with sausage, and game meats.


Winemaker's Notes:

"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...96" WS 1/13 "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...95" JamesSuckling.com 07/12 "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...93." IWC 10/11

"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...96" WS 1/13 "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...95" JamesSuckling.com 07/12 "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...93." IWC 10/11

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