Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2011

Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2011 Italy  Piedmont  Barolo Red Wine
Product ID: 27674
Region: Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2011
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5

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"Garnet red colour with orange reflections. Ample and complex bouquet with notes recalling truffle and liquorice. In the mouth it feels dry, full and velvety, unfolding a great personality." —winemaker
"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, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"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, The Wine Advocate

"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." —Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

"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. Drinking window: 2017 - 2031." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Barolofull lamb and beef dishes or stewsdry, aged or high flavor cheesesrich, earthy mushroom sauces
Nebbiololamb and beef dishes and stewsFontina, Piave or Grana Padanorich or earthy mushroom sauces