Red

2008 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
Drink between 2016 - 2025 (Edit)
CT91 27 reviews
2008
2008
2008
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2003
2003
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2015
2015
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 1999
1999
1 of 25

Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Claret & CdP Gang Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 19, 2018 - Decanted for 3 hours, medium red, decadent funky nose, cherries, cola, tea leaves, mint & Chinese herbs upon opening, very elegant in the mouth with coiled up power, utterly cerebral & intriguing, salute to the Master Giacosa! Beautiful! After the decanting pure cherries, the tree bark & spices blew away, tannins more noticeable, yet to reach its peak drinking which I think should be after 2023
    94+

  • Lipsman wrote: 89 points

    September 10, 2018 - This was drinking better a year ago. It seems a bit on the dry side, losing that lush vanilla cream it displayed earlier. Still smooth and well crafted. Ready to drink now.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (3)
  • Mlermontov wrote: 91 points

    March 28, 2018 - 1998 Barolo and Barbaresco Retrospective; 3/24/2018-3/31/2018 (Ai Fiori): To be fair - it was opened 48 hours prior. But had this wine been in tonight's lineup - it would not have fared well. Ripe cherry, plush with hints of tobacco leaf and good notes of cherry in the mid..yet it lacks vibrancy and, perhaps, concentration. still quite tannic and clearly has good aging potential. perhaps i can see this evolving into a more elegant wine - but i am not sure it has the stuff to be a stunning one.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • kenv Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 25, 2018 - Decanted at 4pm. Color is dark garnet with some onion skin at the edge. Muted nose of cherries and bark mulch. Silky in the mouth with chewy tannins and juicy cherries. Mocha and cherries on the long appealing finish.
    6pm: Nose is more open with rich sweet cherries. Medium body, complex tannins. Long and juicy. Delicious. 92-94
    8pm: Really open now. A medium bodied, delicious juicy red fruit. A joy to drink, but should improve for at least 5-10 years. 93-??

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bjresto Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 18, 2018 - Decanted 4 hours. Opened the windows while waiting for short-ribs to cook and just let oven heat the apartment 64(F)/18(C). I'm superstitious about letting Nebbiolo based wines breath, but also not get too warm.

    Very shy during first two hours in decanter, showing a tightly coiled dried fruit-cake smell. Had a small sip around second hour and knew from the long impression in the mouth this wine was packed with energy and fruit.

    By the third hour, this nose was showing a very fresh, lifted minty note and the classic rose smell was really open. A really pure, clean, elegant expression.

    In the mouth, very fine, noble tannins that spread across the palate, with great brisk acidity. Long finish that glowed on the tongue. A very lively wine.

    Spent the last hour or two discussing how great the wine is with s/o. Could have told me it was a red label and I would be just as impressed--very elegant. Will get better with age. Lovely fruit right now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
1 - 5 of 23 More notes

Pro Reviews 3

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming
    3/27/2014 (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa, Asili Barbaresco Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Piedmont: The Stars Are Aligned (Oct 2011) (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bruno Giacosa
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Asili
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (2%)
  • In Cellars 696 (79%)
  • Consumed 168 (19%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

NCEF auction

Who Likes This Wine

85% Like It  13 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Add Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close