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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 1997
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 1997
(search item no. 41946)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $118.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Especially impressive for firm but elegant tannins. This Barolo is rich in dark fruit, leather and anise aromas. Very refined and balanced with abundant flavors of chocolate and tobacco. Big! Recommended with beef dishes, game and other richly flavored dishes.
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About Bruno Giacosa:

Bruno Giacosa's winery has been making wine for three generations, and Bruno Giacosa himself says that his success is due to his respect for traditional winemaking methods which he believes enhance the characteristics of Piedmont's varietals. His property covers 37 acres of totally cultivated vines. The altitude of the estate, its ideal exposure (south, south-west), and the microclimate combine to create optimal winegrowing conditions.

Bruno Giacosa makes wine not only with grapes from his property but also with grapes purchased from growers he has known for 30 years and trusts completely. He, in fact, made his reputation as a outstanding selector of fruit. The winemaking methods employed by this estate are scrupulous and traditional without ignoring the benefits of modern technique.