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Date Printed: 3/25/2017
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2005
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2005
(search item no. 120815)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 3/25/2017: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2000 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Garnet red color with orange reflections. Ample and complex bouquet with notes recalling truffle and licorice. In the mouth it feels dry, full and velvety, unfolding a great personality.
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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.