2008 bruno giacosa, barolo, falletto vigna le rocche riserva
Why We're Buying
Bruno Giacosa never took the term "riserva" lightly. He refused to apply the prestigious label unless he was convinced the Barolo vintage was worthy. The release of any Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva is a watershed event, one the James Suckling herald as "perfect" in 2011.
Amazing nose of chocolate, orange peel, plums and hazelnut. Full-bodied, with super fine tannins and a long finish. Intense with a beautiful line of fine tannins that go on for minutes. Superb. 10,000 bottles made. February 2014 release. Leave it for at least four or five years before drinking!
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto (aged 36 months in botte grande) is a gorgeous wine from every perspective. Its 360-degree beauty shines comes through in terms of the intensity of the bouquet and the elegance of the mouthfeel. Again, super-finely textured tannins give the wine backbone and create a supporting structure for rich fruit flavors. There-s just enough consistency here to fill the palate, yet the wine is never heavy or flat. It shows vibrant energy thanks to the natural freshness and that beautiful note of garden fresh red rose that pops up as nostalgic sign-off. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040.