2015 bruno giacosa, barbaresco, rabaja
Why We're Buying
Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabajà is a miracle of winemaking. The dark-hued and deeply aromatic nebbiolo dexterously balances complexity and beauty. Give it at least ten years in the cellar for those characteristics to reach their full potential. Pro tip: Bruno Giacosa labels this Barbaresco as Riserva during elite vintages.
The purity of fruit to this is incredible with cherries, plums and white truffle. Hints of ash and stone. Roses, too. Full body, superb texture of super fine tannins and incredible length. The harmony is so mesmerizing. Elegance and length. Bright energy. Try in 2022 when it comes together. Tiny production.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This beautiful wine was released in January and is on the market now. The 2015 Barbaresco Rabajà benefits from one more year in the bottle (compared to its peers) to show expressive and exuberant intensity. The bouquet delivers a special floral note that resembles lady's perfume of fragrant rose potpourri, but these ethereal tones only last for the first minute or two. After that, you get a solid core of dark fruit with blackberry and dried cherry. The wine is nicely contoured by firm tannins and lasting acidity.
A savory style, this red offers balsamic aromas of eucalyptus, wild rosemary and fennel, leading to a core of cherry, licorice, tar and tobacco flavors. The tannins are still a bit gruff, but a sense of elegance persists. Best from 2022 through 2042.