Bruno Giacosa

Asili di Barbaresco Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.618 ratings
9.57 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
James Casey

Magnum. Oof. Oof.

Magnum. Oof. Oof.

Apr 28th, 2015
Tim O'Rourke

Such a baby, but so much potential! The nose alone. Check back in 3 decades.

Such a baby, but so much potential! The nose alone. Check back in 3 decades.

Jul 25th, 2014
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.0

Licorice, menthol, a bit cooked. Fruit on the palate, still kicking but drink now

Licorice, menthol, a bit cooked. Fruit on the palate, still kicking but drink now

Apr 25th, 2013
Mike Evans

A lot of menthol, but with a good bit of depth, it is enjoyable, but still very young and it really needs more time for the menthol to fade and the other flavors and aromas to become more prominent as it is pretty monolithic at the moment. It had been double decanted at least a few hours before dinner, if I recall correctly.

A lot of menthol, but with a good bit of depth, it is enjoyable, but still very young and it really needs more time for the menthol to fade and the other flavors and aromas to become more prominent as it is pretty monolithic at the moment. It had been double decanted at least a few hours before dinner, if I recall correctly.

Dec 5th, 2018
Bret Barker

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. -Hedley Lamarr Blazing Saddles My mind was a whirl after drinking this wine.
This is easily one of the best Italian wines I have ever had. The color was taking on that brownish hue and the nose was gorgeous. Red fruit, minerals with silky tannins. It just kept getting better as time went by. The finish was literally a minute long. Amazing!

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. -Hedley Lamarr Blazing Saddles My mind was a whirl after drinking this wine.
This is easily one of the best Italian wines I have ever had. The color was taking on that brownish hue and the nose was gorgeous. Red fruit, minerals with silky tannins. It just kept getting better as time went by. The finish was literally a minute long. Amazing!

Jan 29th, 2018
B
10

1996 Bruno Giacosa Riserva Asili di Barbaresco. Dinner at RW during staycation. Interesting nose- graphite and pencil shavings and sour fruit. A little lean and not as big as in the past. Drank this before the '99 Soldera and glad we did. Totally enjoyed this wine.

1996 Bruno Giacosa Riserva Asili di Barbaresco. Dinner at RW during staycation. Interesting nose- graphite and pencil shavings and sour fruit. A little lean and not as big as in the past. Drank this before the '99 Soldera and glad we did. Totally enjoyed this wine.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Conrad Green

Incredibly dense, fine but packed tannins. Unbelievable intensity of fruit but oh, so contained. Just brilliant in potential but now, clammed-down. A couple of decades later this could be perfect.

Incredibly dense, fine but packed tannins. Unbelievable intensity of fruit but oh, so contained. Just brilliant in potential but now, clammed-down. A couple of decades later this could be perfect.

Jun 30th, 2016
B
10

1996 Bruno Giacosa Riserva Asili Di Barbaresco. Drank at Bouchon w R&M S, A&C BG, A&S during our official opening night dinner. Big wine and great w steak.

1996 Bruno Giacosa Riserva Asili Di Barbaresco. Drank at Bouchon w R&M S, A&C BG, A&S during our official opening night dinner. Big wine and great w steak.

Feb 17th, 2016
B
10

1996 Bruno Giacosa Riserva Barbaresco. Drank at RW. Great wine, but not quite as good as K had hoped it would be. Definitely opened up as we drank it, which made it more interesting.

1996 Bruno Giacosa Riserva Barbaresco. Drank at RW. Great wine, but not quite as good as K had hoped it would be. Definitely opened up as we drank it, which made it more interesting.

Dec 8th, 2015
Mark Royer

Mark had this a year ago

Mark had this a year ago

Sep 29th, 2018