International Wine CellarRating: 98(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 93, November/December 2000 Deep, saturated ruby-red. Explosive nose offers the full range of Barolo perfume: black cherry, black raspberry, rose petal, marzipan, licorice, menthol, leather, minerals. A wine of monumental scale but utterly suave and clear as a bell thanks to bracing balancing acids and superb tannic backbone. Great depth and vinosity; really expands in the glass and on the palate. The fruit exp...
Antonio GalloniRating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Piedmont Report in Issue 7, May 2006 Deep red. Giacosa's 1996 Riserva Falletto is a stunning Barolo. It is delicate and powerful at the same time, exhibiting a compelling, exotic nose of spices, licorice and tar along with a tightly wound core of fruit that gradually opens in the glass, revealing this wine's profound personality. Just beginning to show some secondary aromas and flavors, it offers a wonderful juxtaposition of primary fruit an...
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Piedmont: 97 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>