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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2004
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2004
(search item no. 95734)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $229.00

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
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
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Giacosa's 2004 Barolo Falletto is so compelling it will be hard not to drink it in its youth. This gorgeous Barolo reveals a deeply structured frame layered with sweet dark fruit, mint, spice and pine. At once delicate and powerful, it is a beautifully finessed wine that is sure to provide much pleasure. A recent bottle of the 1982 is a testament to the virtues of this great site as interpreted by Bruno Giacosa. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.

Bruno Giacosa's profound 2004s, which I first wrote about in Issue 173, continue with these superb Barolos, all of which merit close attention. I also had a chance to re-taste the 2004 Barbarescos and they were as impressive as they have been on previous occasions."
-Wine Advocate

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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.