Barolo Riserva Faletto Vigna Le Rocche 2014
98 points, “The aromas are so seductive with dried roses and berries. Tar and asphalt, too. Full bodied, very tight and powerful.” – James Suckling
97 points, “Simply put, this is a beautiful wine that unfolds slowly with amazing intensity and complexity… This vintage flaunts its most elegant side, with fine tannins and soft fruity fibre that remains everlasting and pure. This estate is known for taking its biggest chances in the so-called off vintages. Betting on 2014 has turned out to be a brilliantly contemplated move.” – Wine Advocate
Behind this iconic red label, there’s a phenomenal Barolo Riserva, one that sets the benchmark for the region. As Decanter puts it: “Giacosa’s Riservas are among the most prized wines in Piedmont.” Famed for his ability to select the finest fruit, the bespectacled Bruno Giacosa was a sad loss to the fine wine world when he passed away in January 2018, making wines like this even more sought-after. Bottled from the estate’s vineyards Vigna Le Rocche was only created when Bruno Giacosa deemed it ready and only in vintages that he considered of the utmost quality. That makes any release of this wine, not just rare, but an iconic event. Bruno’s daughter Bruna now makes that decision and the wines continue their exceptional run of form.
The Falletto vineyard is iconic in Langhe. This natural amphitheatre protects the low-yielding vines, creating an optimum microclimate. Another masterpiece painted in violet, rose, orange peel, liquorice, blackberry, cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant, juniper, dried mint, spices and freshly laid tarmac. Unbelievably complex and concentrated, this is the kind of wine that is a joy on its own but also pairs stunningly with the flavours of truffles, wild mushrooms, Christmas goose, pheasant, hare or duck.
£70 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3229381
Style No.: 807366
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