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Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 James Suckling, 92 Wine Spectator
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 120815
Garnet red color with orange reflections. Ample and complex bouquet with notes recalling truffle and licorice. In the mouth it feels dry, full and velvety, unfolding a great personality.
The 2005 Barolo Falletto offers up a gorgeous bouquet of red cherries, flowers, spices and menthol. This is a relatively delicate, elegant Barolo Falletto yet it offers gorgeous balance, tons of inner perfume and a long, refined finish. It is one of the overachievers in 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Medium red. Backward yet precise aromas of red cherry, blood orange, dried flowers and spices; there's something almost Chambolle-like about this. Then suave and silky in the mouth, but with superb density and energy to the savory red fruit and spice flavors. Finishes very long and chewy, with a broad dusting of tannins and sneaky length.
I love the juicy fruit character of this wine. Ripe fruit, berries, and dried strawberries. Robust and substantial.
Offers pure strawberry on the nose, with flowers. Full-bodied, with round yet refined tannins and intense, bright fruit. Very long. Always beautiful.