TN: 2000 Bruno Giacosa Barolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

  • 2000 Bruno Giacosa Barolo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/18/2012)
    At first quite light and airy, and a little shy. With a short decant, this rounds out nicely. A supple and softer Barolo, but with excellent focus and purity to it. Roses, perfume and tar, on the more refruited side of Nebbiolo and with a softness that belies its reasonable structure. Blind I may have called a warmer vineyard Barbaresco. This is drinking nicely with a short decant. Initially fine tannic grip that over time clamps down a bit on the back end. While I am sure this will hold, it is in a pretty good place right now. Not a barn burner, but very enjoyable nonetheless. 90 pts (90 pts.)

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Thanks for the note. Do you think this bottle seemed more evolved than you would have predicted? Curious if you are by chance finding that the 2000 Nebbiolo in general are more open at this stage.


Thanks for reading Doug.

I think this bottle showed as it should have. For me at least 2000 has been a forward vintage. I recently decided to pop a few of my 2000s based on AGs recent revisit TN’s on the 2000s. I think it is a giving and supple vintage and this wine is drinking well.I won’t pull the trigger on my 2000 red labels yet unless I get a wild hair. I’m just going to drop in and taste a few of the more solid producers wines over the next couple months and see for myself, as I tend to enjoy more development (age) on wines than most. That said, a recent G Rinaldi le Coste was very good with some air. I’ve also liked several cru Barbareschi from middle road producers. I think is a good vintage to passively enjoy the pleasure of, while I let the 99 and 01 bookends sleep.

Thanks for the note, Todd. I assume this is a Azienda Agricola Falletto bottling and not a Casa Vinicola bottling?

Ken, to quote the late Ed McMahon.

You are correct sir

Wasn’t it Carson who would say things like “You are right, Barolo Breath!”