Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2007
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Wine AdvocateThe 2007 Barbaresco Asili is a striking, elegant wine. Sweet roses, minerals, flowers, menthol and minerals emerge from this firm yet intensely perfumed Barbaresco. The wine reveals gorgeous weight and textural richness in a firm style that requires patience. Beginning with the 2007 vintage, the vineyards delimitations in Barbaresco have been re-drawn. As a result, Giacosa's parcel in Rabaja is now considered part of Asili, which means there will be no more Barbaresco Rabaja from Bruno Giacosa after 2005. In 2007, the white label Asili is roughly 80% juice from the old 'Rabaja' parcel and 20% Asili from the vines Giacosa has always used for his Asili. Curiously, the 2007 Asili is a very soft wine, considering it is made mostly from vines that informed such majestic Rabajas as the 2001 and 2004. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032.
Wine SpectatorThis elegant red is highlighted by flavors of ripe cherry, verging on cherry jam, along with flowers and mineral. Though solidly structured, this is well-integrated and fresh on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 392 cases made.