2005 Bruno Giacosa "Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga" Barolo

SKU #1120966 97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bruno Giacosa's 2005 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto is superb. A big, dramatic wine, the 2005 shows all the power and depth of Serralunga in its broad frame. A host of black cherry, smoke, licorice and tobacco notes envelop the palate as the 2005 gradually unfurls in the glass. Iron, lavender and dried flowers follow. At ten years of age, the 2005 Rocche del Falletto remains an imposing, adolescent wine that will drink beautifully for several decades. (AG) Inner quote mark (7/2016)

96 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2005 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto is a massive, towering Barolo loaded with tons of rich, primary fruit. The wine remains powerful, dense and muscular with superb length even if it is a smaller-scaled Barolo compared to previous great vintages. That said, when I came back to the wine after it had been in the glass for an hour or so, I found that the wine had grown remarkably. While the 2005 doesn’t have the explosive personality of the 2004, it remains an awesome achievement in this vintage. (AG) 96+ Inner quote mark (4/2009)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Loaded with intense aromas of sliced white truffles, steak tartare, and red fruits. On the palate this is full and round with bundles of ripe tannins giving way to a medium finish. This still needs some time. Inner quote mark (4/2012)

95 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Wild, meaty nose shows less primary fruit and more earth, smoke, camphor and tar. Bigger, broader and drier than the Falletto; begins quite closed, with a smoky, flinty minerality dominating, then opens with air to show sweeter dark cherry and currant fruit. This is seriously dense and full wine, at once large-scaled and elegant and in need of a good seven or eight years of cellaring. Giacosa says this has more of everything than the Falletto, but today the sex appeal of that wine is compelling. But both of these examples offer lovely captivating Barolo perfume in the way of the finest 2005s. (ST) 95+ Inner quote mark (11/2009)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Displays pure strawberry and raspberry, with notes of rose. Full-bodied, with ultrarefined tannins and a persistent finish. A wine with grace, finesse and wonderful depth. (JS) Inner quote mark (7/2009)

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