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2001 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2007

($200; white label) Fascinating aromas of game, tobacco, flowers, eucalyptus and wild mint. Sweet, superconcentrated and fine-grained. Combines an almost extreme sweetness for Giacosa Barbaresco with terrific acidity and compelling inner-palate perfume. This really reverberates in the mouth! A wonderfully sweet, silky wine that finishes with a firm tannic spine. As with the 2004, this is more classic than the 2000, but the Burgundian subtlety and complexity of that earlier vintage still make me crazy.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Phenominal wine from one of the best!
by Chris Cree M.W.
This estate makes some of the best expressions of the Nebbiolo grape and this is no exception. Just coming out of its shell, it still could use 5-10 more years to really reach its peak. Nevertheless, delicious now, if a bit tight and grippy - definitely decant and serve with Osso Bucco or a big, thick grilled veal chop Val d'Aostana!


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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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