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The September 2018 Internet-Only Auction Part 2

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Auction Ends: 9/13/2018 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #397. Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Riserva Asili di Barberesco 1996

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 98+ JG.
"I would never dream of opening one of my bottles of 1996 Asili Riserva from Bruno Giacosa right now, as the wine is still a good decade or two away from really blossoming, but when a friend generously served one, I was very, very happy to check in on the wine and see how it is progressing! The bouquet has started to stir nicely and now offers up a pure and complex blend of cherries, licorice, road tar, a gorgeous base of Asili’s inimitable terroir, red curry, a touch of fennel seed and a gentle topnote of fresh oregano. On the palate the wine is very deep, full-bodied and tangy, with unmistakable profundity in its future. The core here is bottomless, the tannins are ripe and seamlessly integrated, and the focus and grip on the very, very long, perfectly balanced finish are haunting. This has been a legend in the making since it was released, and though it is still at least a dozen years away from really starting to drink with a bit of generosity, its inherent beauty is already very easy to read. Just be patient, as it will probably be a perfect wine when it is truly ready to drink!" John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Mar/Apr 2017, Issue #68
Notes: Very lightly scuffed label, #1768.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $450

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