Giacosa......just the name gives you goose bumpes. And opening a young, fresh Giacosa wine is, almost, like drinking from the fountain of youth...:-) I wish it would!
2007 Barbaresco Asili, Bruno Giacosa
The nose is ultra fresh, pure and just gorgeous with notes of lingonberry bushes, rosehips, almond paste, dry licorice, undergrowth and rose petals. Very fine and complex. A touch of dry tobacco. This is for sitting down and sniffing!
The taste is fresh, young and concentrated with a lovely purity, a racy acidity and notes of lingonberries, red currants, rosehip and some dry nougat. Very, very fine. After some time in the glass this nectar has the scent of freshly washed clothes drying in the wind. Just great. Very pure and aristocratic. Great!
94p (tasted 2012/04)