HDH Wine

2009 Barolo, Le Rocche del Falletto, Bruno Giacosa

Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont

$589.00 per Magnum (1.5L)


2 Magnums (1.5L)




"The 2009 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto comes from a south-facing parcel with steep slopes for well-draining soils. The vines are approximately 35 years old. There-s a touch of extra ripeness here, even a hint of strawberry, backed by rich berry fruit, cassis and blackberry. The wine shows its most elegant side in the mouth, where the firming, polished tannins give the wine backbone and grace. It-s deliciously silky and extra fine with microscopic precision. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036. With the return of winemaker Dante Scaglione in 2011, the wines of Bruno Giacosa (-the genius of Neive-) continue to impress. Bruna Giacosa, Bruno-s daughter, has taken over daily operations at the winery since her father suffered a stroke in 2006." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #207
(WA, 06/27/2013)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2015-2035

"Round and supple, with firm tannins underneath, this red evokes cherry, wild strawberry, tobacco, leather and underbrush flavors. Harmonious in a taut, dense way, offering a long, savory finish. Becomes racier with air, showing fine energy and drive. Best from 2017 through 2032. 1,184 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 02/28/2014)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2017-2032

"The purity of fruit to this is truly outstanding, with dried strawberries, spices and flowers, including roses. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful fruit-tannin balance. Super-elegant. This is a joy to taste now but will reward those who are patient. Wait until 2016 and see." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 11/07/2013)

Rating: 95

"Medium red. Sexy, balsamic aromas of plum, mocha, truffle, menthol, nuts and earth. Fat and deep, with complex flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and menthol. Finishes very long, with substantial tongue-clenching tannins. (The problem in 2009 was getting full phenolic ripeness, said Francesco Versio. "In Barbaresco especially, we had to pick under very warm conditions, so the wines can sometimes have less ripeness and body and greener tannins.")" Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 11/01/2013)

Rating: 92+

The 2009 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto graces the palate with dried cherries, tobacco, smoke, licorice and savory herbs. Rich, broad and ample at first, the 2009 has good depth but then loses some of its persistence on the finish. Sweet balsamic notes linger on the close. The color is already quite forward, as are flavors, but the 2009 should drink well for a handful of years. The energy, vibrancy and power of the best years is missing." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 10/01/2013)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2013-2019

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