2011 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano Di Neive
Nebbiolo - 750ML
  • DC 96
  • WE 95
  • JS 94
  • WS 93
  • WA 91
  • VN 90

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Reg: $169.94

$149.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Dec. 2019

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DC 96
Decanter, April 2015
Italy’s best winemaker? Gorgeously pure red rose and sour red cherry notes. Last vintage ever of this wine by Giacosa (the lease on the Santo Stefano vineyard runs out).
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, February 2016
Rose petal, perfumed berry, new leather, pressed powder and underbrush are just some of the enticing scents you'll find on this stunning wine. The structured palate is loaded with finesse, offering crushed cherry, black... Rose petal, perfumed berry, new leather, pressed powder and underbrush are just some of the enticing scents you'll find on this stunning wine. The structured palate is loaded with finesse, offering crushed cherry, black raspberry and licorice accompanied by polished tannins. This is the firm's last vintage of Santo Stefano, and they nailed it. Drink 2017–2026.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, December 2014
A wine with silky tannins and pretty bright fruit of strawberries and sliced plums and hints of flowers. Full body, fine tannins and a wonderful clarity. Lovely length of fruit. This is the last vintage of Santo Stefano... A wine with silky tannins and pretty bright fruit of strawberries and sliced plums and hints of flowers. Full body, fine tannins and a wonderful clarity. Lovely length of fruit. This is the last vintage of Santo Stefano for Giacosa after many decades of success. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Try in 2016.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, October 2014
Graphite, floral, cherry, licorice and tobacco aromas and flavors abound in this firm, muscular red, which stays bright and focused, with a chewy, savory finish. The last vintage of Santo Stefano under the Giacosa label... Graphite, floral, cherry, licorice and tobacco aromas and flavors abound in this firm, muscular red, which stays bright and focused, with a chewy, savory finish. The last vintage of Santo Stefano under the Giacosa label. Best from 2016 through 2025. 200 cases imported. –BS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
This 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is on the market since February and has had ample time to flesh out over the last six months of bottle aging. The wine opens to a light garnet color and immediate fruit... This 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is on the market since February and has had ample time to flesh out over the last six months of bottle aging. The wine opens to a light garnet color and immediate fruit tones that veer towards the jammy side with sun-dried strawberry and raspberry. It shows a good level of freshness and acidity to counter the warmer tendencies of the bouquet. The tannins deliver a smooth, silky quality and the wine starts to show pretty aromas of wet earth and black truffle after a few minutes in the glass. Drink: 2015-2030. - Monica Larner
VN 90
Vinous, October 2014
Bruno Giacosa's 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is gorgeous. Rose petals, sweet red berries and mint are some of the notes that waft from the glass. Silky, polished and quite striking, the 2011 is already... Bruno Giacosa's 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is gorgeous. Rose petals, sweet red berries and mint are some of the notes that waft from the glass. Silky, polished and quite striking, the 2011 is already open and super-expressive. Considering the warm, precocious vintage and the southern exposure of Santo Stefano, I expected a bigger, more powerful wine, but the 2011 is all about finesse. My impression is that the 2011 will offer its best drinking earlier rather than later. There is plenty to like here. -- Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork