Red

1997 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • portman63 Likes this wine: 96 points

    February 3, 2018 - I opened it about 6 hours before serving and could tell although tight on the nose at that point that it had the the elements to be great in the evening. It had the perfectly balanced medium body, red cherry fruit, and amazingly persistent finish already. With the meal (wild boar based), it was simply magnificent. As expected, the fruit and delicate violet floral character was there. The ability to show both delicacy yet incredible length on the palate is one of the hallmarks of Giacosa. I have only had a couple of red labels, but this easily in that company. Have it now with the proper air in the lead time or anytime in the next 10-15 years.

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  • rocknroller wrote: 93 points

    December 17, 2017 - Annual Tasting Group Holiday Party (I Nonni, St. Paul, MN): Really enjoyed this. Great nose with dried roses, dried earth, red fruits, perfumed, red berries, deep and layered, balanced and long.

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  • Tig78 Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 16, 2017 - Enjoyed a small taste during an annual holiday tasting event. This was a head turner. Showing surprisingly young, the aromatics were on full display with persistent tannins on a very lengthy finish. Definitely a challenger for wine of the evening.

  • Richard P Howden Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 4, 2017 - This wine is tasting very well - clearly showing its age but a wonderful drinking Barolo. Nose is penetratingly rich, full of earth, rose petals and hints of red fruit. Palate is soft, silky, with plenty of red fruit remaining but not at all overwhelming, joined with secondary earthy flavors. Great balance with a long rich palate, mouth-watering and mouth filling, solid with food. Tannins are all gone and what remains is delicious. To my taste, this is in a high plateau. I'm not sure it has the stuffing to significantly improve with age though likely some tertiary flavors will emerge.

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  • Dvogt wrote: 96 points

    July 1, 2017 - Decanted 1 hour. Opened up fully after 3 hours. Kept getting better.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
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  • By Gary Walsh
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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/19/2010 (link) 97 points

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba) Bricking medium dark red color with pale meniscus; lovely, roses, milk chocolate, leather, incense nose; delicious, gorgeous, poised, velvety, roses, spice box, tar, resin palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
  • In Cellars 676 (66%)
  • Consumed 338 (33%)

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