Red

1999 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • kfinsrud wrote: 90 points

    November 22, 2018 - Dekantert 3 t. Moden nese med rosevann, edelt treverk, tobakk og nyper. Jordlig, skogbunn. Mer knytt på munnfølelsen og mindre modning her. Bra struktur og tanniner. Luktet som en 70-talls barbaresco og kunne derfor fremstå noe sliten, men oppførte seg mer rikitg i munnen. Uansett så var dette en skuffende flaske. Vil trolig tørke ut, her er ikke nok frukt til videre lagring. Sparer uansett min siste flaske til 2020+

  • cct wrote: 90 points

    July 13, 2017 - First bottle of a case purchased on release.

    Double decanted for sediment 4 hours before drinking then drunk over two nights.

    A cooler and understated nose. Dark cherry fruit, dried roses, and little mint. The nose is beautiful: delicate, intoxicatingly pure, lifted and weightless yet effortlessly intense. On the palate the first night, it is stern and compact. More roses, with a perfume that was the highlight of the wine, while the palate remained focused, a little thin, and lacking palate breadth. It's chiseled, filigree fine, and elegant, with a sense of minerality and fine nebbiolo tannins. It seems to walk the line between classical and at times cistercian proportions. With time the sweetness of fruit opens. More roses, truffle, and violets. It remains restrained and focused, and never really fleshes out. I kept waiting and hoping it would fan out, but it did not happen. Consistent on day two with a little less perfume and a little more flesh but less palate gain than it lost on the nose. A wine that teased and challenged me, I kept hoping for more, and while it was an outstanding bottle of wine, it was not a great bottle of wine. Certainly not a pleasure bomb, but it is still lovely, thoughtful, restrained nebbiolo drinking at peak. 90pts.

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  • cardsandwine wrote:

    February 5, 2017 - 3 hour slo-o. Sadly if this bottle is any indication, the wine is in decline. Aside from an earthy bouquet the fruit is muted and the mid-palate is kinda funky with very little finish. Drink up if you have any is my advice.

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  • EhrlichDY wrote: flawed

    May 1, 2016 - Terribly corked. Ouch.

  • Pknut wrote:

    November 30, 2015 - Second bottle of this wine within one week (the first being our first night in Piedmont, last week, at San Marco in Canelli). This second bottle comes on smooth, supple, with brown fruit tones. This needs air to open and sweeten, but Stuart opened this at about 1am on a Monday night and I could not stay to see it improve, although Stuart advises that it did get better. Stuart's apartment, Brooklyn.

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    Barolo 1999: The Forgotten Vintage (May 2006) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 (3%)
  • In Cellars 360 (70%)
  • Consumed 138 (27%)

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