Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili (Red Label Riserva) 2007


Robert Parker 97 | Stephen Tanzer 97
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The 2007 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is sweet, perfumed and totally gorgeous in its round, sensual fruit. Silky, elegant tannins frame the long, harmonious finish. Stylistically the 2007 is most similar to the 2004, although it seems to have more exuberant, opulent fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2037.

My annual tasting with Bruno Giacosa encompassed all his 2008s and 2009s, plus the 2000 Baroli and Barbareschi, which will be covered in a subsequent article. Vintage 2008 and 2009 are both interesting, but don’t look to be as consistent across the board as 2007. Never one to say much, Giacosa is quite reserved and even severe with his own wines, with the exception of the occasional wine that crosses his lips and elicits a ‘this is good.’

 | Robert Parker

 

 Region Italy | Piedmont | Barbaresco
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottle in perfect condition: Label and capsule excellent. Level into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink 2021-2037