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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2017

Product description
One of the legendary winemakers of the world, Bruno Giacosa crafted the most prestigious single-vineyard Barolo and Barbaresco wines during a career that spanned nearly eight decades. He joined the family business at the age of 15, representing the third generation of his Langhe winemaking family. Giacosa’s unfailing pursuit of perfection, his unrivalled palate and his intimate knowledge of vineyards in the Langhe quickly drew recognition and helped establish Piedmont as a leading wine region.

The Falletto is made from grapes of selected vineyards of Serralunga d’Alba and a small part from the Comune di Barolo. It's aged 30 months in big oak barrels. On the palate, the flavours of wild berry fruit create a fresh, juicy package whose harmony and complexity surprise us at a young age. Garnet red in colour, the wine showcases elegant and fine aromas of fresh plum, cherry and spice notes. It is dense and structured with great freshness on the palate and shows well-balanced tannins.

97 Points - James Suckling

Sweet berries, smoke, cedar and olives on the nose. Floral. Full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a pretty background and ripe fruit. Flavorful finish. Hints of bitter citrus and smoke, too. Very complex. Powerful for Falletto.

94 Points - Wine Spectator

This is broad and open-knit, offering plum, cherry, eucalyptus, juniper, licorice, tar and tobacco flavours. Dense tannins add grip as this turns more compact on the finish. The smooth texture and balance bode well for the future.