Dark shades of black cherries, plums, menthol, spices and tar explode from the 2009 Barolo Vigna Bricco Cerretta. This rich, sumptuous wine is endowed with serious depth and power. The 2009 is years away from drinking at it speak, but it is striking, even today. Layers of huge fruit supported by equally imposing tannins wrap around the plush, powerful finish. The Cerretta is another wine with a bright future.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97
The 2009 Barolo Cerretta is not a Riserva, but it is released six years after the harvest. Fruit comes from a 4,000-square-meter parcel near the Bricco Cerretta hamlet in Serralunga d'Alba that is shaped like a little mound with excellent exposures on its various sides. This wine shows an excellent sense of balance with beautiful freshness and aromatic intensity that still feels youthful and vibrant. It offers seamless endnotes of wild berry, balsam herb and toasted almond. This wine will hold strong for many more years to come.