Bruno Giacosa, 'Asili' Barbaresco 2008

$295
Bruno Giacosa was making wine before any of us could legally drink it– he joined the family business at the age of 15. In the years that followed he built an unrivaled knowledge of Barolo and Barabesco’s many ‘crus’, exploring the promise of single vineyard bottlings before anyone. His wines from 1978, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1990 stand among the greatest ever made, and they’re all remarkable– he refuses to release wine if it isn't. His white label ‘normale’ bottles are one of fine wine’s great values and the best introduction to the deep, textural Giacosa style; the red label riservas – made only in the best years – are at least the equal of any red wine in the world.

Ripe fruit, floral flavors and crisp acidity make this Barbaresco - one of the very best of the vintage - tough to put down. Asili is one of the very best vineyards in all of Barbaresco, and always makes an elegant, finessed, and vividly aromatic wine. It’s a smooth Barbaresco - think curves not edges.

Source: Private Cellar
Notes on the Vintage: 2008 is a first-rate vintage for Barbaresco. The growing season was cool and even, allowing fruit to ripen steadily and fully on the vine leading to deep, vibrant flavors.
Unfortunately this item is sold out - but we recommend this wine:
Bruno Giacosa, Barolo Riserva 'Le Rocche del Falletto' 2004

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