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2000 Giacosa, Barbaresco Riserva, Asili (RT99) Showing a light ruby garnet hue, this is highly translucent. The bouquet is amazingly complex, bright, and energized with notes of dried raspberry and cranberry, hints of red cherry, and charcuterie. With time in the glass classic Giacosa notes of marzipan, Christmas spices, and fall forest floor emerge. The palate is super impressive, nearly weightless with such convincing precision. Every detail is finessed, this wine leaves me slack jawed with its stunning overall presentation bordering on perfection. Another fabulous bottle of 2000 Asili Riserva, bravo Bruno Giacosa! Drink now-2040+

1978 Pio Cesare, Barolo(RT94) To appreciate a bottle of this age one must be passionate about completely evolved, tertiary dominant wines. Surprisingly deep, dark garnet with a hint of ruby still present. The bouquet reveals a mesmerizing, ever-changing array of dried fall fruits, scorched earth, and tar. With time fresher dimensions emerge as notes of black cherry, sweet spicy accents, roasted herbs, and soft, dirty truffles add interest to the bouquet. The mouthfeel is gentle, round and inviting with excellent fruit concentration, pillowy acidity and completely resolved tannins. The is why we age Nebbiolo, by all means bathe in its magnificence! Drink now-2030