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Hatton and Edwards specialise in vintage and unique goods. Whilst we pride ourselves on sourcing the finest wines and spirits cellared in proper conditions, imperfections are sometimes inevitable. We want our customers to be able to purchase with confidence, and to understand exactly what they are purchasing, therefore, any products that we consider to have noteworthy imperfections are marked with an asterisk* and their price will reflect their condition.

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Damage to a labels and capsules

Much of HE stock has been sourced from classic cellars outside of their cases. Storing wine like this can increase the chances of label damage, for example when moving bottles or high humidity causing dampness. Similarly, damage to capsules can occur. Whilst some wines on our list may have damage to the capsule, Hatton and Edwards will never sell an item which cannot be confirmed as fully sealed.

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‘Ullage is the best guide you have to the condition of a bottle of wine, especially if you don’t know for certain how it’s been stored.’ Matt Walls ( 2018)

We would never sell a bottle with an abnormally low level for its age. We ensure this by sourcing our wines from cellars with above c.70% humidity and temperatures below 15C, absent of light and vibrations.

However, wines are subject to natural processes so older vintages do experience ullage and this should be expected. Indeed, an ullage could be defined as good when considered against the wine’s vintage!

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Bruno Giacosa, Barolo, Falletto Vigna Le Rocche *, 2005

1 in stock

Type Wine (Still)
Colour Red
Alcohol Content 14
Vintage 2005
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub Region Barolo


3 x 150cl
Critic Review
Critic Review
Focus on Barolo and Barbaresco (Nov 2009)

Wild, meaty nose shows less primary fruit and more earth, smoke, camphor and tar. Bigger, broader and drier than the Falletto; begins quite closed, with a smoky, flinty minerality dominating, then opens with air to show sweeter dark cherry and currant fruit. This is seriously dense and full wine, at once large-scaled and elegant and in need of a good seven or eight years of cellaring. Giacosa says this has more of everything than the Falletto, but today the sex appeal of that wine is compelling. But both of these examples offer lovely captivating Barolo perfume in the way of the finest 2005s. (Incidentally, Giacosa showed me a sample of his 2006 Rocche from barrel, which he planned to sell off-although he did note that he'd keep some magnums to follow. The wine was bigger than the 2005 but less refined and perfumed, and seemed a bit disjointed owing to strong acidity and somewhat tough tannins. While the 2005 got better and more minerally with aeration, the 2006 remained a bit undifferentiated by comparison.)

Stephen Tanzer - 95

2005 Barolo: A Dark Horse Emerges (Jul 2016)

Bruno Giacosa's 2005 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto is superb. A big, dramatic wine, the 2005 shows all the power and depth of Serralunga in its broad frame. A host of black cherry, smoke, licorice and tobacco notes envelop the palate as the 2005 gradually unfurls in the glass. Iron, lavender and dried flowers follow. At ten years of age, the 2005 Rocche del Falletto remains an imposing, adolescent wine that will drink beautifully for several decades.

Antonio Galloni - 97

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