2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2001 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2005
2001 Barolo Falletto-Rich translucent ruby. Very balsamic on the nose with notes of spices minerals and leather. A wine of tremendous depth and purity the 2001 Barolo Falletto displays deep layers of dark fruit that... 2001 Barolo Falletto-Rich translucent ruby. Very balsamic on the nose with notes of spices minerals and leather. A wine of tremendous depth and purity the 2001 Barolo Falletto displays deep layers of dark fruit that gradually open revealing this wine's great complexity structure and length. A terrific effort. An Azienda Agricola Falleto di Bruno Giacosa bottling. 94 points/drink after 2011 tasted 05/05 It is extremely rare for Giacosa to show his Barolos and Barbarescos at this young stage and the insight gained by tasting these wines is illuminating. These 2004s are already outrageous and offer the well-delineated aromatics and expressive layered flavors typical of a great year although the vintage was not without its challenges. "2004 was a year where the vines tended to overproduce" explains Scaglione. "We could have easily produced 120 quintali a term used to indicate the weight of harvested fruit per hectare 1 quintale equals 100 kilos and 80 quintali (8000 kilos/8.8 tons) is the maximum allowed by law of fruit per hectare so we ended up dropping a lot of fruit to get to our desired level of about 65 quintali (7.15 tons). It was a perfect year in terms of the weather. Daytimes temperatures reached 30°C (86°F) during the day but fell to about 15°C (59°F) in the evening allowing the grapes to mature gradually."
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2005
This is a bright and focused red with plum berry and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. This shows class and strength. Best after 2007. 1200 cases made. –JS