Red

2003 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • sunnylea57 Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 13, 2021 - Poured blind as part of our regular Zoom tastings. Initial thoughts were nowhere close to Piemonte and Nebbiolo. The ripeness of the 03 vintage and the fierce tannins fooled people. People did guess it was early 2000s, and at least one said 2003. That same person also figured it was Nebbiolo.

    The tannins are still front and centre in this wine, and the fruit is getting just a little pruny. There’s no panic to drink it immediately, but I wouldn’t let it sit for 2+ years because the fruit is slowly fading and the tannins are budging.

  • kenv Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 28, 2019 - [Magnum. Double-decanted for a half hour at noon. Brought to a L’Ordine Della Vite (Italian Wine Society) dinner at Provence in Albany.] After decanting: Mature garnet color with onion skin edge. Classic Giacosa nose of tar, licorice and fruitcake. Smooth, rich with ripe black fruit. Tannin still showing on the finish. Long and juicy. Damn this is good!

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  • Tad GW wrote: 94 points

    May 24, 2019 - =50+5+13+17+9=94

  • MC wrote:

    January 1, 2019 - From magnum. Decanted 3 hours. This was very nice, showing the ripe fruit of the vintage, but also secondaries that I have not experienced with previous bottles. Tannin shows on the finish. Not one of the greatest Giacosas, but certainly a very good Barolo that all enjoyed. A-

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 17, 2018 - Ripe, intense and dark on the nose and palate. The nose showed tar, blackcurrant, wet leave, tea and plum. For this warm vintage, this wine was so balanced. It took a good 60 mins for the wine to open up. Rich and powerful yet retaining elegance. It evolved very well in the glass. Very good length.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2003 Barolo: Ten Years Later (Jun 2014) (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Ian D'Agata
    March 2011 (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Piedmont Report (Oct 2007) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bruno Giacosa
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Code 400000744018

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 589 (60%)
  • Consumed 375 (38%)

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