Bruno Giacosa

Santo Stefano di Neive Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.424 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Barbaresco, 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
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind alongside another bagged bottle. This is light, thin reddish amber in color. Looks very old. Has a perfumed nose with notes of maraschino cherries, clove, tea, roses, some anise, some cinnamon. Very feminine and high pitched. As old as it looks in the glass, it gains weight with more air - even though we're told it's been in a decanter for 9+ hours already. Great structure and fruit vs acidity balance. Easy to guess as old Italian, but I go back to 60's Monfortino with my guess. The next morning I can still smell and taste this wine. Loved this.

Tasted blind alongside another bagged bottle. This is light, thin reddish amber in color. Looks very old. Has a perfumed nose with notes of maraschino cherries, clove, tea, roses, some anise, some cinnamon. Very feminine and high pitched. As old as it looks in the glass, it gains weight with more air - even though we're told it's been in a decanter for 9+ hours already. Great structure and fruit vs acidity balance. Easy to guess as old Italian, but I go back to 60's Monfortino with my guess. The next morning I can still smell and taste this wine. Loved this.

Aug 16th, 2020
Conrad Green

Wow. A really seductive nose with wild strawberry, dark tobacco and dense plummy fruit. Sweet and soulful but with a gloriously expansive middle. Really lovely stuff.

Wow. A really seductive nose with wild strawberry, dark tobacco and dense plummy fruit. Sweet and soulful but with a gloriously expansive middle. Really lovely stuff.

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2018
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.2

Brown bag, red label. This was a curiosity that needed air. Wish I could have let this sit in a decanter for a day before drinking it. Lots of VA covering up the details. Underneath there's a beautiful wine somewhere. Very classic. Cherry, leather, licorice, clove. #giacosa

Brown bag, red label. This was a curiosity that needed air. Wish I could have let this sit in a decanter for a day before drinking it. Lots of VA covering up the details. Underneath there's a beautiful wine somewhere. Very classic. Cherry, leather, licorice, clove. #giacosa

Dec 2nd, 2015
David Speer

Serious wine but definitely showing its age

Serious wine but definitely showing its age

Jan 23rd, 2015
B
10

1990 Giacosa Santo Stefano di Neive Barbaresco. LACMA group lunch. Massive inconsistencies in the bottles. Two had premox, but other two were perfect.

1990 Giacosa Santo Stefano di Neive Barbaresco. LACMA group lunch. Massive inconsistencies in the bottles. Two had premox, but other two were perfect.

Apr 21st, 2018
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Garnet with a medium brown rim. Roses and cherries on the nose, with tar and mushroom notes. Medium body, with great acidity and very long finish. Excellent.

Garnet with a medium brown rim. Roses and cherries on the nose, with tar and mushroom notes. Medium body, with great acidity and very long finish. Excellent.

Dec 24th, 2017
Wiremu Andrews

Loads of tertiary flavours evident, but plenty of drive and vitality remains.

Loads of tertiary flavours evident, but plenty of drive and vitality remains.

Jan 16th, 2015
Jeff Stewart

Private Collections Wine Director

9.4

Jeff had this 5 years ago

Jeff had this 5 years ago

Nov 24th, 2015
Matt Courtney

Winemaker Arista Winery

8.9

Matt had this 6 years ago

Matt had this 6 years ago

Jul 24th, 2015
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.6

Rajat had this 6 years ago

Rajat had this 6 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2015