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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2000
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2000
(search item no. 79427)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $169.99

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
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Barolo is rich in raspberry, leather and anise aromas. Very refined and balanced with abundant flavors of chocolate and tobacco. Big! Recommended with beef dishes (especially those with a Barolo based sauce) some game and smoked cheeses.

"Superdecadent and rich, with layers of plums, blackberries, strawberries and raw meat. Then turns floral. Full-bodied, yet fresh and lively, with a silky and caressing texture. This is not about concentration but about subtlety and complexity. Goes on and on. Best after 2008. 1,200 cases made."
-Wine Spectator

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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.