Barbaresco, Asili, Riserva, Barbaresco, Giacosa
The 2004 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is easily one of the greatest wines Bruno Giacosa made during his long and distinguished career. Next to the other wines of the vintage here, the Asili Riserva is defined by its stunning inner sweetness, soaring aromatics and silky tannins. One of the attributes all great wines share is their ability to stimulate all the senses, from the intellectual to the hedonistic. The 2004 Asili Riserva hits all the right spots and then some. This is just about as good as it gets.