1993 Giacosa, Barolo, Collina Rionda (RT 94) A swingin’ bottle of Barolo, this was the last vintage that Bruno Giacosa crafted Barolo from the legendary Rionda vineyard, perhaps making it a nostalgic bottle. Decanted for six hours prior, then returned to the rinsed bottle. As it turned out it could have used an hour or two more to unwind. Once in the glass it was immediately clear this is quintessential Giacosa with the multidimensional sweet perfume and its multi-faceted layers of strawberries, violets, cedar, menthol and balsam. What a stunning 1993, no doubt the best Giacosa of the vintage I’ve had. In the mouth the concentration, balance and velvety complexity is right where you want it, nothing seems out of proportion, and of course the finish is long and enduring. Showing very young and begging for at least another 5-10 years in the cellar.