2008 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto (magnums)
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $235.94 (reg. $399)
Right up there alongside Gaja and Giacomo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa's mastery of nebbiolo has elevated him to the small, exclusive class of Piedmont superstars. True Barolo lovers need no introduction, and at the lowest price in the country, this 96-point beauty in magnum format is a rare treat.
From the 'Rocche de Falleto' vineyard in Serralunga, Giacosa's 2008 is just now becoming accessible, though it will age for decades. His trademark balance between power and elegance is found in spades.
The 2008 Barolo vintage has been described as "a super-classic vintage that will thrill readers who like vibrant, refined Baroli,” by Antonio Galloni, while Vinous awards the vintage 96-points overall and hails it as “an especially Burgundian vintage of deceptively mid-weight Barolos that seem to get better with each tasting...2008 remains a true insiders' vintage.”
With regular 750ml bottles of Giacosa's 2008 Barolo Falletto going for nearly $200 on average and the 2008 Riserva 750ml bottlling (from old vines from the same vineyard) going for $300+, the value here is unmistakable! Be advised – we have a minuscule quantity at our warehouse, so order asap if interested. Cheers!