bruno giacosa, barbaresco, asili 1997
STEPHEN TANZER
94
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

1997 bruno giacosa, barbaresco, asili

Why We're Buying

Bruno Giacosa got his start with Barbaresco. The red wine was the estate's first cru bottling and set the standard for great things to come. In 1996, Bruno Giacosa began sourcing his grapes exclusively from his Asili and Rabaj√° vineyards.

Critics Scores

STEPHEN TANZER
94

Stephen Tanzer

Excellent red ruby color. Deep aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, cassis, chocolate, flowers and herbs. Sweet, supple and very dense; rich and thick. Conveys the uncanny sweetness of the vintage without going over the top. Finishes with a thick coating of dusty tannins. This should be accessible early for a Giacosa wine.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 1997 Barbaresco Asili has developed stunningly since it was first tasted, a typical characteristic of Giacosa's wines. Surprisingly precocious and evolved for a wine from this estate, it possesses a dark ruby color with an amber edge, and abundant quantities of tobacco, cherry liqueur, incense, spice box, and licorice in its flamboyant nose. It is like candy, fleshy, full-bodied, unctuous, and silky.

WINE SPECTATOR
90

Wine Spectator

Elegant and subtle, with impressive aromas of ripe berries with hints of licorice. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish.