2003 Roberto Voerzio - Barolo Cerequio 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - La Morra/ Red / Nebbiolo
2003 Roberto Voerzio - Barolo Cerequio
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International Wine Cellar | 89

($285; full south exposition) Moderately saturated red. Superripe aromas of cherry and tobacco, with a whiff of dried flowers. Supple, round and lush but without the lift and cut of the best years. A fleshy, sweet Barolo that finishes with substantial, broad tannins. Voerzio tossed out his La Serra and Rocche 2003 due to fermentation problems ("the yeasts couldn't work through all the sugar," according to Bussolo).

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 135

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2003 Barolo Cerequio opens with sweet, high-toned aromatics that lead to a feminine, super-ripe expression of small red fruit, minerals and toasted oak. Made in a taut, focused style, it needs a few years to come together, yet today it doesn-t appear to be an especially long-lived wine. In most vintages, the Cerequio is Voerzio-s most complete wine, but it seems to have suffered in 2003.

Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 173

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Wine Spectator | 93

Offers beautiful aromas of plum, spices and mushroom. Full-bodied, with plenty of ripe fruit and caressing, velvety tannins. Long and attractive. Very structured yet harmonious. 50 cases imported.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 92
Author: wineme.310
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/20/2011
More Vintages and Sizes of Roberto Voerzio - Barolo Cerequio:

2009 (750ml)
2001 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)

About This Producer


For years considered an oddity in Piedmont, Roberto Voerzio has proven to the naysayers and detractors that his techniques, a consummate melding of old and new elevage methods, do work and produce wines of unquestionable concentration and harmonious balance. He is almost fanatical in his insistence upon extraordinarily low yields; high density plantings and 2-4 clusters of grapes per vine are the norm. The cellar regimen is tailored to each vineyard's production, not over-regulating fermentations and employing a precise melange of new and used oak to achieve the overall "perfect" package. The wines are deceptive in that they are luscious and approachable, replete with ripe fruit and floral notes, but a hidden spine of structure and massive underlying tannins create an absolutely stunning Nebbiolo experience. These are rare wines that consistently rank among the best the Piedmont offers, and Voerzio is a true Nebbiolo legend.

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