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Giacosa/Bruno Barbaresco Asili 2001

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
WA 95
ST 94
AG 94
CT 93-94
WS 93
Item # 112023

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750ml
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95+ points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): "The 2001 Barbaresco Asili impresses for its gorgeous inner sweetness and inviting, round fruit. The 2001 is pure Asili, but it has begun to shut down mightily over the last 1-2 years. Still, it is impossible to miss the pedigree of what is in the glass. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2031. (Apr 2012)"

94 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "($200 list; 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. (Nov/Dec 2007)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Thankfully, we had better luck with the 2001 Barbaresco Asili. It just needs a few hours to open. When it does, classic Asili notes of crushed flowers, spice and red berries soar out of the decanter. As good as the 2001 is, it is not an eternal wine. I plan on drinking my remaining bottles over the next decade. I wanted a little more magic here. Drink: 2020-2030. (Dec 2020)"

93.5 points CellarTracker.com community score.

93 points Wine Spectator: "Bright plum and cedar character, with loads of underlying ripe fruit and rose. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins and a wonderful balance of fruit, cedar and plum. A subtle wine that needs time to develop in the bottle. Best after 2009. 1,100 cases made. (12/15/06)"
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95+ points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): "The 2001 Barbaresco Asili impresses for its gorgeous inner sweetness and inviting, round fruit. The 2001 is pure Asili, but it has begun to shut down mightily over the last 1-2 years. Still, it is impossible to miss the pedigree of what is in the glass. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2031. (Apr 2012)"

94 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "($200 list; 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. (Nov/Dec 2007)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Thankfully, we had better luck with the 2001 Barbaresco Asili. It just needs a few hours to open. When it does, classic Asili notes of crushed flowers, spice and red berries soar out of the decanter. As good as the 2001 is, it is not an eternal wine. I plan on drinking my remaining bottles over the next decade. I wanted a little more magic here. Drink: 2020-2030. (Dec 2020)"

93.5 points CellarTracker.com community score.

93 points Wine Spectator: "Bright plum and cedar character, with loads of underlying ripe fruit and rose. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins and a wonderful balance of fruit, cedar and plum. A subtle wine that needs time to develop in the bottle. Best after 2009. 1,100 cases made. (12/15/06)"
Product SKU 112023
Producer Giacosa/Bruno
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
SubRegion Barbaresco DOCG
Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2001
Size 750ml
Color Red
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