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Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2007

Jeffery Lindenmuth - July/August 2014

One of the rare Riserva bottlings, its red label indicates that Giacosa saw something especially profound in this vintage, where classic Nebbiolo flavors of cherry and violet, licorice and spice, converge in a seductive aroma. While robust on the palate, the wine also exudes balance and grace, with tobacco notes appearing on the finish.
Score: 95
Cost: $3,535
Cases: 170

Note: Wine Spectator rates on a 100-point scale. 95–100: Classic, a great wine. 90–94: Outstanding, superior style and character. 80–89: Good to very good, a wine with special qualities. Prices listed are average wholesale case prices. All ratings are taken from Wine Spectator with permission. Wine Spectator School professional courses are now free with a WineSpectator.com membership ($49)