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Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine Spectator, 95 International Wine Cellar
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 120817
Garnet red color. Ample, complex and elegant bouquet with reminiscences of rose, ripe fruit, truffle and spices. Its flavor is dry, full, generous, harmonious and velvety. Wine of aristocratic personality.
The 2005 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto is a massive, towering Barolo loaded with tons of rich, primary fruit. The wine remains powerful, dense and muscular with superb length even if it is a smaller-scaled Barolo compared to previous great vintages. That said, when I came back to the wine after it had been in the glass for an hour or so, I found that the wine had grown remarkably. While the 2005 doesn't have the explosive personality of the 2004, it remains an awesome achievement in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.
Displays pure strawberry and raspberry, with notes of rose. Full-bodied, with ultrarefined tannins and a persistent finish. A wine with grace, finesse and wonderful depth.
Wild, meaty nose shows less primary fruit and more earth, smoke, camphor and tar. Bigger, broader and drier than the Falletto; begins quite closed, with a smoky, flinty minerality dominating, then opens with air to show sweeter dark cherry and currant fruit. This is seriously dense and full wine, at once large-scaled and elegant and in need of a good seven or eight years of cellaring. Giacosa says this has more of everything than the Falletto, but today the sex appeal of that wine is compelling. But both of these examples offer lovely captivating Barolo perfume in the way of the finest 2005s.