Red

1999 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    October 28, 2019 - Even light ruby. Cool minty nose with some porcini. Light to medium body. Really most notable for its superb core of acidity, which keeps it fresh and energetic. After an hour in the decanter, some spice emerges, but the fruit never really pops. Subtle, gentle, and understated but rather subdued. Nothing off about this bottle at all, but more sound than exciting. I don't see it getting much better.

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    September 20, 2019 - I am always a sucker for Giacosa and this wine was no different. I really appreciate the level of elegance that he brings to the wines. Very light and ethereal. More floral in nature but a bit of red berries as well. There's a slightly iron undertone which I know can bother some but which I always find quite enjoyable. Very well done.

  • paul195 wrote:

    September 7, 2019 - To come .....

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    July 12, 2019 - My WOTD. This was just wonderful. Pure class. There's cranberry and cherry and a bit of spice and rose hips and an overall lightness and finesse to the wine. Good from the first pour but continued to evolve and perhaps gain a bit more weight with time. Very enjoyable.

  • JazzManWine Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 12, 2019 - Overall very good. Didn't decant. Better after 2+ hours in the opened bottle during dinner. Youthful for 20 years old. Long serious finish.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    1999 Barolo: Brilliance, Intensity and Class (Aug 2014), 11/1/2012 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barolo 1999: The Forgotten Vintage (May 2006) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/13/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba) Bricking dark ruby color with pale meniscus; appelaing, somewhat lifted, dried roses, ripe cherry, light chocolate, dried berry nose with incipient ginger cake; tight, well structured, tight, dried cherry, dried berry, baked plum palate heading toward ginger cake palate; needs 5+ years; long finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2004 (link) 93 points

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba) Licorice, cherry nose; tasty cherry, licorice, caramel palate; medium finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bruno Giacosa
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Code 087675030648

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 891 (71%)
  • Consumed 356 (29%)

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