Red

2004 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • AZ Wine Dewd Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 25, 2019 - Amazing bottle that may still be a little too young. Opened three hours before drinking. Consumed over two hours, it continued to open up. Beautiful color, lovely minerality. Awesome wine. Glad I have three more bottles.

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    August 16, 2019 - Just love this producer. The wines are always so lovely and elegant and classic. Cranberry and dragonfruit and a bit more of the exotic fruit style. touch of balsamic. Very classy and super tasty. It's beautiful.

  • LWI wrote: 93 points

    June 9, 2019 - 60-års dag og blinsmaking: Blind. Litt høy alkohol, noe lakris, stor kropp, kantete, bøtter med tannin og dyre, meget moden frukt. Noe ubalanse mellom frukt, syre og garvesyre, allikevel en imponerende vin, trenger mat.

  • dagij Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 12, 2019 - It is always exciting when you have waited for a wine for some years, and everybody tells you how good this wine is. Perhaps that is why I am a bit disappointed. The colour is brilliant brick coloured, with an even colour from the core to the rim. Somewhat muted nose, modest fruit, mostly dry wood, some tar, and an underlying hint of sweet cherry. Full bodied, very smooth and round, high acidity and well rounded tannins in the first part of the taste curve. Sweet tones dominate the mouth, but not fruit, more like sweet tobacco and tar (can tar be sweet?). For a Barolo, the main impression is not dry, but rather sweet and round. A fine wine, but far from living up to the expectations, and, well, a bit boring. Is this wine in some kind of phase? Willl it improve further with aging? I doubt it, but I will wait with my next bottles.

  • Purple Tooth wrote: 94 points

    March 7, 2019 - Nice wine, full of good wood, balsamic notes, petrol, stone fruit pit...Nice finish. Great, but not the best QPR you can find out there for a Barolo. Drink or Hold

    * Not a buy for me.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2017, Issue #68, An Evening of The Outstanding 2004 Baroli With Tom Hyland

    (Barolo “Falletto di Serralunga”- Bruno Giacosa) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2004 Barolo: The Cream Rises to The Top (May 2015), 11/1/2014 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/16/2008 (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa, Falletto Barolo Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    A First Look at the 2004 Barolos (Dec 2007) (link)

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

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba) Medium garnet red color; dried cherry, dried berry, roses, orange liqueur nose; complex, dried berry, cherry, chocolate, orange liqueur, porty palate; long finish 94+ pts.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/30/2008 (link)

    (BAROLO FALLETTO Giacosa White Label) 2004 Giacosa Barolo Falletto Dear Friends, Ok, this is a major offer - it reminds me of the old days when something like 1994 or 1995 Araujo came out and it was being doled out bottle by bottle. The demand was so pent up for the wines that it was almost impossible to allocate them - this is going to be similar. The 2004 Giacosa wines have the most demand of any wines from Piedmont I’ve come across in my career (the Barolo wines specifically) - they appear to have the same cache as the top 2005 Burgundy wines from an investment standpoint and from a collector standpoint. They are so rare at this point that the US market has basically been skipped over in favor of emerging markets in Eastern Europe or the Far East where $300-500 Barolo doesn’t seem to be a big deal (it’s a huge deal in the US as few will pay those sums for a new release but in Asia, it’s $300-400 less than the First Growths so it’s a deal, right? Yikes). You can’t blame people for marketing where the money is. On to the wine... The 2004 Falletto is about one thing - painfully pure fruit that is dripping in an elegant but ripe red-fruit mineral bath (ok, that’s 2-3 things). I reminds me of the 1982 Mouton - a wine that few thought would age or be worth much in 20-30 years because it was just too accessible and low-acid in youth (except for Parker). I think that issue has been resolved. There are only 50 cases of this wine for the US market (authenticated from Giacosa, not via the grey market) and we have a paltry amount. I’ve tried to keep the margin as low as I can so here goes... VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for incredible depth, intensity and precision in a vintage that has endless appeal from a world market hungry for the best wines ONE AUTHENTICATED SHIPMENT ONLY DIRECTLY FROM THE CELLAR AT GIACOSA: 2004 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga Please give us your maximum number up to 6/person until we run out This wine arrives with impeccable provenance at some point in 4-6 weeks. We will make it a point to ship during the late spring shipping season. Out of state orders will be held for free under ideal storage conditions (56 degrees/70%humidity) until shipping is possible. Locals may pick up at their leisure. For current local pick up and arrival/ship information, please see your OARS link below (at the bottom of this offer) - don’t know how to access your OARS? Simply click the link and see your account. You can also paste the link into your browser. If you are having trouble with your link or your account, please contact: support@garagistewine.com THE WEB SITE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED IN THE “ARRIVALS” SECTION as all of the information will be personally stored in your OARS account. NO SALES TO RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Italy4940

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/18/2008 (link)

    (GIACOSA Barolo FALLETTO) Odds and Ends Dear Friends, A few Friday odds and ends while I’m en-route to an inspiring destination... Have a nice weekend everyone! NV J.M. Gremillet Brut “Grande Reserve” EXTREMELY LIMITED From a small independent grower, this is quite fabulous for the tariff and very difficult to find. For our price, this has to be one of the last great buys in top-end NV Champagne. Recently disgorged, we have a price that is about the same as at the cellar door: 2005 Chapoutier Ermitage “Le Pavillon” (WA95-98) I like this wine better than the Ermite in 2005 but what do I know... 2005 Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1.5lt 2004 Bruno Giacosa Barolo “Falletto” 1.5lt - This set of magnums is authenticated and directly from Giacosa's cellar. EXTREMELY RARE Here’s the situation with 2004 Giacosa magnums - there used to be 500 magnums of this for the US in each vintage, not anymore. Only 100 of the 2004 for the entire country and various restaurants in NY would take the whole lot - that leaves around 24-36 magnums for retail (for the entire US consumer base). That, unfortunately, adds up to extreme rarity, unscrupulous gray marketing, counterfeit and extreme cost in a vintage that has so much pent up demand that the sky is probably the limit on the eventual value of these. In some ways, this is like the craze on 2005 Roumier or Vogue and this set of magnums may end up with similar auction appeal: Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Champ2500 Rhone8830 Rhone8840 Italy7110

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bruno Giacosa
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

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  • Pending Delivery 56 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,342 (77%)
  • Consumed 631 (21%)

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