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2009 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • RP94
  • JS93
  • WS92
  • ST91
  • AG91

Reviews

RP94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
The 2009 Barolo Falletto is an exuberant and exciting wine with tight, firming tannins surrounded by deep layers of dried cherry, licorice, cassis, moist tobacco and campfire ash. What sets this Barolo apart is the focus... The 2009 Barolo Falletto is an exuberant and exciting wine with tight, firming tannins surrounded by deep layers of dried cherry, licorice, cassis, moist tobacco and campfire ash. What sets this Barolo apart is the focus and care it shows on the bouquet. It is as if each layer is a separately audible voice in a united chorus of flavors and aromas. Also notable is the balanced acidity that adds a bite of freshness without being too sharp. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. - Monica Larner
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
A very balanced and refined Barolo with plums, strawberries and cedar. Full body, yet fresh and clean. Long and silky finish. A wine that builds on the palate. Better in 2016.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2014
The candied cherry, sweet strawberry, floral and white pepper notes are accented by black tea and tobacco details in this densely wound red. Holds firm on the finish, showing a dusty grip of tannins. Best from 2017... The candied cherry, sweet strawberry, floral and white pepper notes are accented by black tea and tobacco details in this densely wound red. Holds firm on the finish, showing a dusty grip of tannins. Best from 2017 through 2028. 604 cases made. –BS
ST91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni Vinous, November 2013
Exotic candied strawberry and musky truffle aromas are lifted by pepper and a floral topnote. Quite smooth if not yet especially expressive, offering a juicy quality to the flavors of red berries, red cherry, mint and... Exotic candied strawberry and musky truffle aromas are lifted by pepper and a floral topnote. Quite smooth if not yet especially expressive, offering a juicy quality to the flavors of red berries, red cherry, mint and spices. There's lovely ripe red fruits here, and nicely sweet tannins, but this wine seemed to clamp down with air. It will need at least a few years of cellaring to express its personality.
AG91
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni Vinous, October 2013
The 2009 Barolo Falletto is rich, broad and creamy on the palate. It shows good depth. Quite surprisingly the 2009 Falletto is a bigger and fresher wine than the Rocche del Falletto. Sweet spices, worn in leather, tobacco... The 2009 Barolo Falletto is rich, broad and creamy on the palate. It shows good depth. Quite surprisingly the 2009 Falletto is a bigger and fresher wine than the Rocche del Falletto. Sweet spices, worn in leather, tobacco and dried cherries all wrap around the generous, resonant finish. Overall, the 2009 Falletto is a solid effort for the year, but it is built for near and medium term enjoyment.