Giacosa Falleto Barbaresco 2005 … Very Limited and Superb!

Bruno Giacosa is arguably the greatest producer in Piedmont.   “The Giacosa tradition is that of a commerciante on the highest level”  Nicolas Belfrage, Barolo to Valpolicella. “ His genius lies in selecting the finest grapes, a talent learnt from his grandfather Carlo.” Garner & Merritt, ‘Tar and Roses’.  Bruno Giacosa’s keen eye and age old relationships helped him to consistently source from a number of great vineyard sites around Barbaresco. Most of these are 4 decades and older and make many wines which are now quite famous for their owners. Fruit comes from prestigious Asili and Rabaja vineyards. This is a powerful 05, with the full range of Giacosa Barbaresco aromas of cedar, violets, raspberry, chocolate and truffle, layers of flavour. Enchanting balance, elegance and finesse here. Superb…Very limited