This bottle was outstanding. Opened with a rusty hue but 4 hours in the decanter and the color came back ruby red and the classic Nebbiolo notes were abounding. Dare I say it was even fresh at times. This ethereal wine has more years ahead. But it was outstanding tonight. An absolute stunner. — 3 days ago
Nicely paired with veal and eggplant parm. Decanted 2 hours. Not blockbuster but excellent — a month ago
Happy 15th Birthday to our great son Nicanor! A special wine for a special occasion. Last year this time, we were staying within a stone's throw of Brovia in Castiglione Falletto. Next time, we will be sure to visit. I have no doubt that this wine is still young, yet already strong, multifaceted, and brilliant--on it's way to becoming a rock star!
94 points — 3 months ago
In a great place right now! — 13 days ago
Brightet, lighter and redder than Villero, therefore less likely to be appreciated at present, but will probably last longer and be even more nuanced than Villero in the long run. The tannin structure lags both the acid structure and the fruit structure, although strong mineral tension intensifies the tannin layer so it does not feel too light. The aromatic intensity also lags but will be amplified through bottle aging. — a month ago
Exquisite Barolo—long finish, Complex yet light and dry. — 6 days ago
Tasted blind alongside another bagged bottle. This is reddish amber but more dense and less translucent to the Barbaresco sibling next to it. Notes of cherries, tea, rose petals, some tar, some black earth. This is more masculine and heavy than the Barbaresco. I guessed this as 90 Giacosa Barolo Riserva before both Giacosa bottles were revealed. This comes across as young, and well stored bottles like this one easily have a decade or two in front of it left. Unlike the 90 Barbaresco, which I think is at peak, this 90 Barolo can improve with more age. Great side-by-side compare. Great juice. — a month ago