Barolo Riserva Falletto Vigna Le Rocche, Bruno Giacosa 2011

RegionItaly
SubregionPiedmont
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Italy2011Barolo Riserva Falletto Vigna Le Rocche, Bruno Giacosa

Non OWC

MG02583.33
475.00
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Tasting Notes

This reminds me of the perfect 2000. Aromas of blackberries, violets, smoke and sliced plums. Subtle, classic beauty for the nose. Full-bodied yet tight and refined. It starts off very slowly, but the finish comes after one minute of tasting. Spellbinding wine. So savory and salty. Extraordinary. 7,000 bottles.

Score: 100James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2017

Here we have the venerated red label. The Bruno Giacosa 2011 Barolo Riserva Falletto Vigne Le Rocche commands attention and respect. The wine successfully, and somewhat magically, turns the tables on the overdone exuberance of the warm vintage and the natural heft that is inherent to Serralunga d'Alba. It does a great job of reining in all that power and transforming it into streamlined elegance instead. The wine opens to a dark and penetrating color and an immediately expressive bouquet. Thick layers of dark fruit, iron-rich earth, balsam herb, Darjeeling tea, dried ginger and cherry cola rise from the bouquet. The wine's Falletto signature is very strong. This is a Grande Vino with the proverbial capital G and capital V.

Score: 97Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017

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