The 2004 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto Vigna Le Rocche is an exceptional and iconic wine that showcases the brilliance of Barolo craftsmanship. Adorned with a mesmerizing garnet hue, it immediately captures the eye. On the nose, the wine reveals an intricate tapestry of aromas, from ripe red cherries and plums to floral nuances, tobacco, and earthy notes. The palate is a harmonious symphony of flavors, where the luscious fruit intertwines with elegant spices and well-integrated oak. Its velvety texture and firm tannins create a rich and indulgent experience. As the journey culminates, the finishing taste leaves a lasting impression, with its remarkable length and purity of expression. The 2004 Barolo Riserva Falletto Vigna Le Rocche is a true testament to Bruno Giacosa's winemaking prowess, delivering a timeless and memorable wine-drinking experience. Known as the "Maestro of Nebbiolo," he is revered for his exceptional skill in crafting some of Italy's most renowned and sought-after Barolos and Barbarescos. His meticulous approach to winemaking and dedication to expressing the unique terroir of each vineyard made him an influential figure in the world of Italian wine.
Robert Parker - 96 Points
"The 2004 Barolo Riserva Falletto Vigna Le Rocche is off the charts. Sweet roses, menthol, tar, licorice and minerals come together in a sensual, elegant style that recalls Giacosa’s legendary 1989 Riserva Collina Rionda, a wine many observers (this one included) place at the top of the hierarchy of all-time legendary Barolos. Ripe, sensual, and utterly spellbinding, the 2004 Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto offers superb elegance and pedigree. At this stage the wine remains surprisingly accessible. Readers will want to taste the 2004 Rocche as soon as possible as it will almost certainly head for a long period of dormancy in the near future. This magical Barolo will likely merit a perfect score in the future. The 2004 Rocche is the last wine Giacosa and former longtime oenologist Dante Scaglione produced together from start to finish and it is an appropriate bookend to a wonderful partnership that yielded so many profound wines. Anticipated maturity: 2024-2044."