Bruno Giacosa

Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba

9.235 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Alba, 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
Jay Kline

Dark, somewhat stewed fruits with a quality that kind of reminded me of preserves yet, it was quite light on its feet.

Dark, somewhat stewed fruits with a quality that kind of reminded me of preserves yet, it was quite light on its feet.

Jul 8th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

No, it's not Cru Barolo. But it's damn good nebbiolo that's open and accessible and pretty and aromatic and textured and balanced and a remarkable bargain. Classic cherry/roses/orange peel/tar profile hung on a pretty easy structural frame (for nebbiolo, that is). Develops nicely over two days.

No, it's not Cru Barolo. But it's damn good nebbiolo that's open and accessible and pretty and aromatic and textured and balanced and a remarkable bargain. Classic cherry/roses/orange peel/tar profile hung on a pretty easy structural frame (for nebbiolo, that is). Develops nicely over two days.

Mar 31st, 2018
Tracy Hall

This is so pretty. Light color. So smooth, no elbows, just elegance. LB

This is so pretty. Light color. So smooth, no elbows, just elegance. LB

Feb 8th, 2018
Jae Cho

Cuz moving day papa needs a lil pick-me-up. Sour cherries and dusty cocoa, slim to none tertiary flavors.

Cuz moving day papa needs a lil pick-me-up. Sour cherries and dusty cocoa, slim to none tertiary flavors.

Jun 18th, 2017
David Schwartz

Wasn’t sure when opened. After setting the wine opened up. Light red color. Smooth, silky very satisfying and enjoyable

Wasn’t sure when opened. After setting the wine opened up. Light red color. Smooth, silky very satisfying and enjoyable

Sep 8th, 2018
Hiroshi Tominaga

Highly rated but I found that perhaps due to the type of grape is a taste that needs to be accustomed to. Pale color. Bought at Katsumi Shokai for ¥4,617.

Highly rated but I found that perhaps due to the type of grape is a taste that needs to be accustomed to. Pale color. Bought at Katsumi Shokai for ¥4,617.

May 11th, 2018
Emma Swain

A light bodied wine that is delicious with aromatics that continue to expand as the wine opened. A value in its category - over delivers at this price

A light bodied wine that is delicious with aromatics that continue to expand as the wine opened. A value in its category - over delivers at this price

Jul 2nd, 2017
John Davidson

Needs awhile to open--couple hours minimum but then delivers typically great Neb. Maybe a bit young.

Needs awhile to open--couple hours minimum but then delivers typically great Neb. Maybe a bit young.

Jan 14th, 2017
Conrad Green

Bright and clear. Light fresh rasberry and strawberry. Nice acidity. Relatively simple but delicious and refreshing.

Bright and clear. Light fresh rasberry and strawberry. Nice acidity. Relatively simple but delicious and refreshing.

Oct 26th, 2016
Bob Scott

Bocca di Lupo.

Bocca di Lupo.

Feb 14th, 2016