2016 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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Bruno Giacosa 2016 Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche sees its fruit sourced from the oldest vines in the Falletto cru. This wine boasts all the signature touches of Serralunga d'Alba with the massive structure, density and the long aging potential that comes with Nebbiolo grown in this village. The wine spreads evenly over the palate, imparting its considerable fruit weight and generally leaving a big impact. This Barolo is really quite lovely and beautiful. The bouquet is fluid and ever-shifting, showing new sides with firm fruit, blackberry, smoke, rusty nail and mineral with every swirl of the glass. I visited this vineyard site shortly before tasting this wine and marveled at the beautiful peacocks that roam free between the rows of vines.