Falletto di Bruno Giacosa 'Falletto' Barolo DOCG 2011
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 95] [WA 94] [WS 93] [VM 92]
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About the winery:
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. In 1982, Giacosa began to acquire prime parcels in Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco to produce wines that are rightly regarded as the finest expressions of Nebbiolo.
Notes from the Winemaker:
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.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"One of the most balanced and impressive Barolos from the hot 2011 vintage, this opens with alluring aromas of mature black cherry, tobacco and spice. The smooth, full-bodied palate abounds with ripe raspberry, juicy strawberry, chopped herb, clove and cinnamon alongside firm but polished tannins that give the wine a silky mouthfeel. Drink 2018-2031." - Kerin O'Keefe (2/1/2016)
"The 2011 Barolo Falletto is a beautifully balanced and determined wine. It spends 30 months in oak and this warm vintage is already showing a quick bottle evolution. This was an early vintage: Fruit was harvested on September 23, which is ten days before average. It shows soft, luscious lines and ripe fruit favors that are both generous and opulent. Yet, there is a healthy crunchiness and crackle in the mouth that makes for a long aging future ahead. Barolo Falletto closes with pretty aromas of dark fruit, spice and shaved truffle." - Monica Larner (Jun 2015)
93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Cherry and strawberry aromas and flavors are reserved and almost ethereal in this elegant, lacy red. The tannins accumulate on the finish, where licorice, earth and tobacco notes join in. Best from 2019 through 2036. 200 cases imported." - BS (Sep 30, 2015)
92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Bruno Giacosa's 2011 Barolo Falletto is soft, open and welcoming, with plenty of vintage 2011 sexiness. Sweet spiced notes meld into dark red stone fruit, mint, sweet tobacco and incense. All things considered, this is a fairly mid-weight, perfumed Barolo from the Falletto vineyard. Although the 2011 isn't up to very best wines from this site, it is great to see the Bruno Giacosa signature style more or less back. I don't expect the 2011 to be especially ageworthy, but it is quite beautiful just the same. A Red Label Riserva will follow in a few years. 2017-2031." (Dec 2015)