bruno giacosa, barbaresco, asili 2015
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
WINE SPECTATOR
95

2015 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 Rabajá vineyards.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

In 2013, the father and daughter winemaking team of Bruno and Bruna Giacosa decided not to produce their Barbaresco Asili. They made a Rabajà expression instead. Asili was vinified separately again in 2014 and more recently to create the impressive 2015 Barbaresco Asili. This wine was bottled one year ago in July and has been on the market since February. This expression offers accessible and generous fruit tones, with blackcurrant and dark plum. The wine delivers big inner power with evident tannic firmness and a point of astringency on the finish. All it needs is more time in the bottle.

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

Macerated cherry, plum, mineral and leafy, herbal notes highlight this tightly wound red. Elegant, with silkiness up front and assertive tannins guarding the finish. Gains complexity with air. Best from 2022 through 2040.

JAMES SUCKLING
95

James Suckling

Very perfumed and pretty with cherry, dried fruit and orange peel. Hints of sandalwood, too. Full body, layered and refined. Smoke, tar and spice aftertaste to the fruit. Drink in 2019.