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1978 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Rocche di Castiglione Falletto


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
Drink between 2000 - 2020 (Edit)
CT95 10 reviews
Label borrowed from 1979
Label borrowed from 1982

Community Tasting Notes 10

  • kevinpatrick Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 26, 2021 - "Baby Masseto" and a Night of Nebbiolo through the Decades (Charlotte, NC): Opened 4 hours before serving. Tasted side-by-side with the ‘64 Luigi Bosca Riserva and was a perfect companion standing shoulder to shoulder in quality and taste. Opulent aromatic nose of red fruits and spices (anise). Lighter on the palate versus the Bosca though any mention of a critique is genuinely splitting hairs between spectacular wines. Wonderfully balanced wine with rich dark fruits layered over notes of balsamic and licorice. Lovingly long finish. A powerhouse of a wine that could be consumed over many hours.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 91 points

    May 23, 2018 - G. Conterno v. B. Giacosa (Maialino): Matute and tertiary nose, dusty, badly thinning out and fading. This nose is really coming and going and is now showing some more lively red berry. Volatile. Palate is more consistent and is soft and elegant. Difficult to get a good read on tonight.

  • dcwino wrote: 94 points

    January 29, 2016 - Barolo and Burgundy dinner - 79 Cristal, 89 & 93 DRC Ech, 05 RSV, 10 Rousseau CdB and etc. (The Grill Room at Capella Hotel Georgetown): No great wines, just great bottles. Expressive nose of red fruits, leather, licorice and earth. Excellent concentration, rustic tannins and long finish. This bottle seemed a bit monolithic and rustic. Impressive but not as compelling as the last bottle.

  • kenv Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 10, 2015 - Nebbiolo Dinner with Punch Brothers (Peck's Arcade, Troy, NY): [Double-decanted at 11am. Consumed around 1:30am.] This brings it to a whole nother level. Huge structure. Sweet soft tannins. Enormous complexity. Distinctive Giacosa fruitcake. Great!

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 94 points

    November 12, 2015 - Downright Burgundian. Nose of dusty leather and drying red cherry. Ripe and enjoyable red cherry on the palate but the tannins are still pretty grippy. Notes of red apple, cinnamon, and spices on the palate. Cleaner and younger fruit but missing those complex tertiary notes of iron and rust found in the red label Collina Rionda enjoyed alongside.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    A Memorable Evening of Barolo and Barbaresco: 1978 – 1990 (May 2006) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bruno Giacosa
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rocche di Castiglione Falletto
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 61 (64%)
  • Consumed 34 (35%)

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