2005 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano

- 750 ml
95
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$152.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
41567-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2005 Barbaresco Santo Stefano is striking in its beauty. This firm, structured wine bursts from the glass with layers of dark red fruit, spices, flowers and menthol. Medium in body, the wine possesses notable inner beauty in a transparent, almost weightless style. There is superb pedigree here, not to mention tons of class. Once again the Santo Stefano bottling delivers the goods. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2005
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer B.Giacosa: Bruno Giacosa was unquestionably one of Italy's best and most reputable producers of all time. Whereas most producers and wineries are known either for their great Barolo wines or their amazing Barbarescos, Bruno Giacosa managed to excel at both, something no one had achieved before, contributing to his title as the "Genius of Neive." If you're a fan of delicious Italian reds, almost no brand can tempt you more than a wine graced by the hands of this great master. The wines are precise, refined, purposeful. Everything is perfectly arranged to create a soul-inspiring experience, from the well-developed and intricate textures to the lush, mouth-watering flavor profiles each wine possesses. Expect to be greeted by crunchy, lively red fruits, a touch of tar here and there, as well as soothing herbal notes.
Rating 95 RP
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Barbaresco: A good Barbaresco traditionally conjures a perfume of powerful floral aroma, and massages your tastebuds with gentle violets and roses creating a juicy burst of cherry and truffle. If you decide to let the wine age, it can develop smokey, earthy notes that round out the experience beautifully. No one is left indifferent after tasting one of these masterpieces, we can assure you of that.
Varietal Nebbiolo
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