JJ Buckley Fine Wines USD 99.99 750ml

Giacosa/Bruno Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This offers up a lovely and mature bouquet of spicy Nebbiolo fruit with a top not of dried porcini and an ever so slight toffeed edge with grace notes of mint and toasted pecan all over a slightly smoky, heather tinged core of spiced red plum and berry fruits In the mouth the bottle sweetness here is wonderful with the core of strawberry fruit tinged with black mineral flecked earth and spice. Focused and taut, an athlete in peak condition this is perhaps a touch small scaled but so well balanced and with excellent vitality in the mouth. A touch simple perhaps but only in light of the wines it shared the night with. 92pts

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Giacosa/Bruno Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,815
4.50 5
Vintage: 1986 11/10/2008

This offers up a lovely and mature bouquet of spicy Nebbiolo fruit with a top not of dried porcini and an ever so slight toffeed edge with grace notes of mint and toasted pecan all over a slightly smoky, heather tinged core of spiced red plum and berry fruits In the mouth the bottle sweetness here is wonderful with the core of strawberry fruit tinged with black mineral flecked earth and spice. Focused and taut, an athlete in peak condition this is perhaps a touch small scaled but so well balanced and with excellent vitality in the mouth. A touch simple perhaps but only in light of the wines it shared the night with. 92pts


External Reviews for Giacosa/Bruno Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The 2009 Barbaresco Santo Stefano is a big improvement over the 2008 although it still isn t up to the level of the best wines that emerged from this historic cellar in Neive over the last four decades. Crushed flowers tobacco cloves and sweet dried cherries are all woven together nicely. Overall the 2009 is a pretty Barbaresco with lovely mid-palate pliancy and fine overall harmony. The balance of fruit acidity and tannin is solid. Stylistically it is a fairly light to medium-bodied wine with much more near-term appeal than potential for aging. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/19/2013

The 2009 Barbaresco Santo Stefano is a big improvement over the 2008, although it still isn't up to the level of the best wines that emerged from this historic cellar in Neive over the last four decades. Crushed flowers, tobacco, cloves and sweet dri... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2009 Giacosa, Bruno Barbaresco Santo Stefano Di Neive 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Medium red. Very ripe strawberry on the expressive forward nose. Elegant and penetrating with very good grip to the cherry and strawberry flavors. Not especially fleshy for the year; in fact this went into a shell in the glass. Finishes with edgy tannins and lovely lift. This suave wine should harmonize with five or six years of cellaring. 91+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

An elegant style with rose and white pepper aromas followed by strawberry cherry and herb flavors. Balanced on the tannic side with a firm dense structure and a lingering finish. Best from 2016 through 2030.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2009 Barbaresco Santo Stefano is a big improvement over the 2008 although it still isn t up to the level of the best wines that emerged from this historic cellar in Neive over the last four decades. Crushed flowers tobacco cloves and sweet dried cherries are all woven together nicely. Overall the 2009 is a pretty Barbaresco with lovely mid-palate pliancy and fine overall harmony. The balance of fruit acidity and tannin is solid. Stylistically it is a fairly light to medium-bodied wine


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/18/2013

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2009 Giacosa, Bruno Barbaresco Santo Stefano Di Neive 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 12/10/2011

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2001 Giacosa, Bruno Barbaresco Santo Stefano Di Neive 750ml


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