Barolo Falletto 2009

Giacosa, Bruno

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Tasting Notes

Exotic candied strawberry and musky truffle aromas are lifted by pepper and a floral topnote. Quite smooth if not yet especially expressive, offering a juicy quality to the flavors of red berries, red cherry, mint and spices. There's lovely ripe red fruits here, and nicely sweet tannins, but this wine seemed to clamp down with air. It will need at least a few years of cellaring to express its personality.

Score: 91

Stephen Tanzer, 01 November 2013

The 2009 Barolo Falletto is rich, broad and creamy on the palate. It shows good depth. Quite surprisingly the 2009 Falletto is a bigger and fresher wine than the Rocche del Falletto. Sweet spices, worn in leather, tobacco and dried cherries all wrap around the generous, resonant finish. Overall, the 2009 Falletto is a solid effort for the year, but it is built for near and medium term enjoyment.

Score: 91

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2013-2021 01 October 2013

The 2009 Barolo Falletto is an exuberant and exciting wine with tight, firming tannins surrounded by deep layers of dried cherry, licorice, cassis, moist tobacco and campfire ash. What sets this Barolo apart is the focus and care it shows on the bouquet. It is as if each layer is a separately audible voice in a united chorus of flavors and aromas. Also notable is the balanced acidity that adds a bite of freshness without being too sharp. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.

Score: 94

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2015-2035 28 June 2013