Bruno Giacosa   Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto DOCG

1999 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

1999 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa

The 1999 vintage of the esteemed Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G from Bruno Giacosa is a fine wine from Italy that stands as an impressive testament to the astute winemaking prowess of Bruno Giacosa, the venerable Piedmontese maestro. This compelling vintage chronicles the symbiosis of a leonine growing season with masterful vinification.


Ruby Jewel of Langhe

The care and attention lavished on this ethereal Nebbiolo start to reveal themselves from the moment one's eyes are graced by its regal garnet hue. This complex and layered Langhe marvel encapsulates perfectly what makes Italian viticulture so cherished among the pantheon of global fine wines.

The 1999 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa is a captivating narrative of precise balance between power and delicacy. Loaded with ripe black cherries, earthy undertones, leather and a tantalizing whiff of anise, it opens up majestically on the palate – revealing refined tannins and a persistent minerality that pays homage to its argillaceous terroir.


An Investment-worthy Vintage

A balmy summer in '99 bestowed upon the grapes a gratifyingly bountiful ripeness - yielding a wine whose incipient complexity continues to evolve, enhancing its investment allure. With each passing year in the cellar, this Barolo magnifies its stature, augmenting its esteemed status in portfolios of discerning wine investors.

Delicate truffle accents add a final flourish to this finely wrought tapestry of flavors, infusing the finish with an iridescence that is like setting the evening sun against an Italian fresco. An exceptional vintage from an extraordinary producer- the 1999 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. remains a remarkable demonstration of Bruno Giacosa's vinous prowess.

Investors seeking not just sumptuous taste but desirable appreciation would do well to consider this remarkable vintage- a classic embodiment of how wine can seamlessly intertwine the hedonic and financial prospects.

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Darker and deeper in color than the Falletto, even more potent and penetrating on the nose, explosive on the palate with a medley of sweet fruit, licorice, mint, chocolate, and tar, the full-throttle 1999 Barolo Rocche di Falletto, tightly wound but oh so sumptuous and rich on the finish and aftertaste, rivals the legendary 1996 Barolo Falletto Riserva. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. A Leonardo Locascio Selection, Winebow, Hohokus, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620

Daniel Thomases - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2003

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