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2001 Barbaresco Santo Stefano, Bruno Giacosa

2001 Barbaresco Santo Stefano, Bruno Giacosa

Ref: GIAC010
Red  |  Still  |  14% ABV

Bruno Giacosa has already been buying in fruit and making his own wine to sell by the time he purchased his own vineyards in 1982. He gradually put together a portfolio of some of the finest vineyards in both Barolo and Barbaresco. In 2015 Ian d'Agata named Giacosa's 1971 Barbaresco Santo Stefano Italy's best ever red wine. Bruno Giacosa died in January 2018. 

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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Bruno Giacosa
AppellationAppellation: Barbaresco
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Italy
RegionRegion: Piedmont
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2017-32
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Nebbiolo
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

This is exactly the depth of colour and hue one would expect from classic Nebbiolo i.e. it's only medium-deep and has that classic cast to the rim: a sort of golden ruby colour. As these wines age, this curiosity becomes more pronounced. I have had very old Barbaresco that is almost entirely golden and still firing on all cylinders. This is a little closed, as one would expect from a wine of this quality (a Piemontese First Growth, without a doubt) and age. Then aromas of orange and smoke start to waft up from the glass, followed by notes of liquorice, red cherries and dried herbs. There's a dab of sloe. This is one complex entity. The palate is really cool and concentrated. The tannins are like a swathe of cashmere that flutters down and wraps itself around one's tongue; they are some of the most beautiful tannins I have ever encountered. This is vastly long in the mouth and really something of an art form. The freshness is invigorating. There are crunchy red fruits that fill the mouth and are joined by nutty flavours. I was put in mind of the voice of an oboe rising high over the combined might of a full orchestra. Must have been having "a moment"… Bowes Wine original note

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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