Bruno Giacosa

Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo

9.535 ratings
9.511 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Geoffrey Luce

Earth, tar, black tea

Earth, tar, black tea

Jan 25th, 2018
Ceccherini Cristiano

Had it March 2009.
It took half an hour to say something,
Before it was only a black olive pate smell, after very sour cherry and ribes, iron , forest floor, rose petals, lipstick, red flowers, very flowery.
Fantastic mouth, full but driven by the freshness, outstanding silky tannin, super long!!! What a 2000. Ready now, but don't be scare to cellar it for more than a decade.

Had it March 2009.
It took half an hour to say something,
Before it was only a black olive pate smell, after very sour cherry and ribes, iron , forest floor, rose petals, lipstick, red flowers, very flowery.
Fantastic mouth, full but driven by the freshness, outstanding silky tannin, super long!!! What a 2000. Ready now, but don't be scare to cellar it for more than a decade.

Aug 9th, 2016
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.5

2000 vintage. Balsamic and tar nose. 2000 vintage. Balsam and tar nose. Persimmon fruit. Restrained for this warm vintage. Medium bodied. Builds to a great finish. $240 on the list in Kirkland, WA. Are you fucking kidding me?

2000 vintage. Balsamic and tar nose. 2000 vintage. Balsam and tar nose. Persimmon fruit. Restrained for this warm vintage. Medium bodied. Builds to a great finish. $240 on the list in Kirkland, WA. Are you fucking kidding me?

Mar 21st, 2015
Aaron Meeker

Sales & Marketing Vine Street Imports

9.3

VA is pronounced. Side by side with Giacosa 00 Barbaresco. Modern in intensity but not extract. This wine will outlive many but still not loving this entirely.

VA is pronounced. Side by side with Giacosa 00 Barbaresco. Modern in intensity but not extract. This wine will outlive many but still not loving this entirely.

Nov 21st, 2014
Kyle Brierley

Drinking lovely already. Very indicative of the vintage. Going to become even more of a superstar in years to come!

Drinking lovely already. Very indicative of the vintage. Going to become even more of a superstar in years to come!

Jun 11th, 2014
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

8.8

Floral, a bit aldehydic, driving acidity

Floral, a bit aldehydic, driving acidity

Apr 25th, 2013
Bret Barker

Think I love the long finish the most with these wines, just lingers. Soft tannins with floral notes -rose- tobacco. This wine wasn’t as intense as I hoped but still beautiful.

Think I love the long finish the most with these wines, just lingers. Soft tannins with floral notes -rose- tobacco. This wine wasn’t as intense as I hoped but still beautiful.

May 27th, 2018
Ron Siegel

Lots of red fruits, tar, balsamic, licorice, very floral, elegant, a wine of finesse.

Lots of red fruits, tar, balsamic, licorice, very floral, elegant, a wine of finesse.

Apr 4th, 2018
Rick Phillips

Awesome! Give it time to open.

Awesome! Give it time to open.

Apr 29th, 2016
Tim ORourke

Ok, seriously? Who wants to dance with Giacosa?

Ok, seriously? Who wants to dance with Giacosa?

Mar 20th, 2014