1996 Giacosa, Barolo, Falletto (RT97) This was a fantastic showing of this classic 1996 Barolo. Slow O’ed in the afternoon, it then took a solid hour in the glass to reveal its inner secrets. The magnificent vigneron talents of Bruno Giacosa sparkle like the Milky Way showing perfect balance of bouquet, fruit, and structure. Notes of spicey, exotic red fruit, aromatic cedar, hints of Christmas spice and elegant minerality create of gorgeous panache of nuances. With time in the glass its freshness emerges. The palate is impressively weightless with extraordinary balance, delicious fruit and ample hutzpah! An utterly magnificent showing. Drink now-2036+