Red

2005 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • Lype Likes this wine:

    May 23, 2019 - Classy promising bouquet, cold fruit and hints of menthol on the palate, clean, pure and complex, waxy mouthfeel. Very good and drinking well now but will last.

  • collin wrote:

    May 11, 2019 - From magnum; decanted 4-5 hours. No formal notes, but this was excellent and young. I'll hold my remaining bottle a decade give or take.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • camdawg Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 28, 2019 - With age, the tannins have softened. This is by no means a weak wine, but I think it's ready to enjoy now, with no need to wait longer.

    This bottle featured the classic roses and tar of Barolo. It gained in complexity on the second and third days open. Cherry flavors on the midpalate, with menthol, earth, and spice on the super long finish. I felt like this was a very deep wine with a lot to process, with a finish long enough for me to try to do so.

    Even if this wasn't the best year for Barolo, this was a fantastic wine. I don't know if it's quite worth the high price, but I was glad to have a chance to drink it.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • drwine2001 wrote:

    February 22, 2019 - Decanted 6 hours earlier. Medium ruby. Complex course with several phases. First, powerful ripe black cherry and nose singeing penetration. Then, sand and clay, menthol and licorice. Finally, less ripe red fruit sweetened and reasserted itself. Fascinating, stunning, complex, great feel, mineral at its core. A fantastic bottle that still has plenty to give. It wouldn't have been a crime to bottle this as a red label. Long live the king!

  • the godfather wrote:

    December 23, 2018 - Drinking you get than expected, a good decant really helped. Perfect accompaniment to white truffles at felix

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2005 Barolo: A Dark Horse Emerges (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (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 Serralunga Riserva (in magnum)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147 (link)

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

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barolo 2005: Location, Location, Location (Apr 2009) (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba) Nice menthol, plum, dried berry and graphite nose; Cotes-du-Rhone like dried berry, graphite and mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Sommelier Journal

  • By Tom Hyland
    March 15, 2011 (link)

    (Bruno Giacosa Le Rocche del Falletto) A huge wine with great depth of fruit and typical Serralunga structure. Plenty of spice emerges on the nose and palate, accompanied by young, firm, but nicely integrated tannins. This Giacosa will offer pleasure for at least two more decades. Appellation: Serralunga d'Alba

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 Codes 5959595959595, 8033028341369

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 39 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,707 (78%)
  • Consumed 431 (20%)

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