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2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo

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Community Tasting Note

  • kevinpatrick Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 26, 2021 - "Baby Masseto" and a Night of Nebbiolo through the Decades (Charlotte, NC): Decanted 8 hours in advance before back in the bottle. Re-decanted after sampling at dinner where the wine continued to show meaningful evolution over the subsequent hours. This was the most difficult note as it was basically two different wines. Needed every minute of air to start flexing its muscle. First tasting was a quality but concentrated wine -- red cherries, somewhat tight and linear, quite primary. Following a couple more hours of air, greater complexity showed balsamic, spices, and tar. Acidity settled and a plushness came over the wine resolving into a medium-length savory finish. Another fantastic wine on a night of one amazing wine after another.

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5 Comments

  • jonboy74 commented:

    11/13/21, 7:15 AM - Wow 8 hr decant. Im popping one tonight, is an 8 hr decant enough, should I go for 10?

  • kevinpatrick commented:

    11/13/21, 8:37 AM - which wine are you drinking? the 8 hour decants were for the Barolos with 30 years of age or older.

  • jonboy74 commented:

    11/13/21, 9:19 AM - The 2011 Falletto

  • kevinpatrick commented:

    11/13/21, 12:41 PM - Yes that wine will need every bit of air. Eight hours was good but ten was better. Good luck and please report how it turns out. Enjoy!

  • jonboy74 commented:

    11/15/21, 11:01 PM - you were right about the air time. 10-12 hrs and still coudl have used more. fantastic wine though!

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