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Review BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO 'SANTO STEFANO' RISERVA 1988 1.5L
BRUNO GIACOSA BARBARESCO 'SANTO STEFANO' RISERVA 1988 1.5L
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89 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Now, after many years of trying and countless poor/flawed bottles, I can finally say I have had what is likely a representative bottle of Giacosa’s 1988 Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano. Lithe and ethereal on the palate, the 1988 is now fully mature, but also has just enough freshness to last for another few years if stored in a perfect cellar. Scents of dried cherry, menthol, worn-in leather, molasses and tobacco shape the lilting finish. Every bottle of the 1988 I have ever tasted in the US has been flawed. This bottle, from a European cellar, is at least sound. The 1988 is holding onto the last vestiges of life. It is also a rare miss from Bruno Giacosa in a decade that yielded so many truly memorable wines."