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BRUNO GIACOSA
Barbaresco Asili 2012

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Portfolio Portfolio Liquid Art
Product code Product code 221564
Format Format 6x750ml
Listing type Listing type Speculative
Status Status Available
Country Country Italy
Regulated designation Regulated designation Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
Region Region Piedmont
Appellation Appellation Barbaresco
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Nebbiolo 100 %
Color Color Red
Sugar Sugar Dry
Closure type Closure type Cork


- 96 Points -

James Suckling, November 2015


This has superb elegance and depth to it. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a wonderful length. Exquisite tannins. All about class this year. Grows on the palate. The quality of the tannins! Drink or hold.

BRUNO GIACOSA

Barbaresco Asili 2012

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- 94 Points -

Monica Larner, June 2015


Bruno Giacosa's 2012 Barbaresco Asili benefitted from a warm growing season. The wine opens to a dark, compact appearance and shows an impressive level of aromatic intensity and complexity. The tannins are slightly less mature and more astringent in 2012 compared to 2011. This bodes well for the aging potential of this beautiful wine. Fresh acidity caps a very pretty portrait of the Nebbiolo grape. This is a lovely offering from this historic producer.


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- 94 Points -

December 2015


The 2012 Barbaresco Asili is the finest wine I have tasted from Bruno Giacosa since the 2007 vintage. A bright, beautifully translucent red, the 2012 Asili captures the essence of this great site in its perfumed aromatics, silky fruit and understated depth. Hints of orange zest, rose petal, cinnamon and pine are laced into the resonant, alluring finish. Already quite open and expressive, the 2012 should drink well for the next decade or so. Giacosa fans will find much to admire in the sexy, open-knit 2012 Asili. This is a tremendous showing, and one of the very best 2012s readers will come across.


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About BRUNO GIACOSA

BRUNO GIACOSA

Bruno Giacosa is renowned as one of the greatest winemakers in all of the Langhe. ‘A man of few words but eloquent talent’, he follows a simple philosophy: believing that ‘wines were better in the past’, when yields were lower, farming simpler yet more fastidious, and winemaking was less about tools and techniques and more about simply preserving the intrinsic quality of a given vintage.



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