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Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2004

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Giacosa's Barbaresco Rabajà is intense ruby red in color with elegant orange hues. The nose is reminiscent of ripe red fruits, wild berries, plum, spices, caramel, mocha, and licorice. On the palate it is dry, but extraordinarily full and soft with sweet tannins. Imposing, austere and long-lived, this is a collector's pick, and a wine of grand personality.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barbaresco
Brand Falletto di Bruno Giacosa
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThe 2004 Barbaresco Rabaja is off the charts. It boasts phenomenal richness and complexity in its dark, brooding aromatics and powerful structure, with suggestions of roses, tar, menthol, coffee beans and baking spices that emerge from the glass in an endless display of elegance married to sheer force. Although the Rabaja will be released as a white label non-Riserva, it is very close to Riserva-level quality. From barrel it revealed just a little less length than the Asili, It will be interesting to see how the Asili and Rabaja develop in bottle. I would not be surprised to see the Rabaja merit a higher score in another year or two. This magnificent wine will especially appeal to readers who enjoy a structured style of Barbaresco. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.

Antonio Galloni, October 2007
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorVery pretty aromas of strawberry and rose follow through to a full body that builds on the palate, with mushroom, berries and hints of cedar. Long and chewy, yet layered and beautiful. Very tight and reserved. Wonderfully crafted. Best after 2013.

James Suckling, September 30, 2008