1990 Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto with Chris Thile on FWG's Front Porch, Delmar, NY (10/16/2021)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Chris is a serious Nebbiolo lover.
After his concert, he came over to our place to drink Nebbiolo.
Specifically, the 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Riserva. It was glorious.
Due to the coronavirus, we stayed outside on our front porch.
It was chilly, but we chatted on the porch until 2:30am.
Then I drove him to his hotel in Troy.
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1990 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto
With Charcuterie from
brought by Chris.
1990 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba -
Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
[Double-decanted at 4:30pm for 2.5 hours.]
Upon opening, balsamic nose with hints of tar, licorice, and forest floor.
Sweet and tannic on the finish, but should open beautifully with air.
[Drunk from 11pm till 3am with Chris Thile on my porch after his concert at the Troy Music Hall.]
Opened up into its full glory. A wow wine. Stunning nose of tar, black fruit, and roses.
In the mouth, it is silky and sexy. Tannins are still present, but softened.
The finish seems to last forever.
Palate shows juicy red fruits, forest floor, and a hint of orange peel.
A lovely wine to sit and savor over the evening. (99 points)
Photos from the Concert.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall required proof of vaccine or a negative test result.
A few shots of Chris on stage:
Videos from the Concert.
These are brief unedited clips taken with my phone.
If you only watch one, make it the third one.
Chris does Dylan:
Chris shows his mad skillz:
Chris ends the concert with an a cappella sing-a-long.
[Very quiet for the first 10 seconds.]
Great concert. Great wine. Great conversation. What more could one want?