Brilliant garnet and streamlined in appearance, the 2010 Barolo Bricco Rocche is understated, eloquent and extremely elegant. The magic was lost in the warmer 2009 edition, but the 2010 expression aspires to the highest level of Nebbiolo craftsmanship. This wine is like a musical prelude: Those soft harmonies that build in momentum and volume before the whole symphony begins. Barolo Bricco Rocche needs more time before it reaches it optimal drinking window. It's music to my ears. Drink: 2017-2035.
Author: Monica Larner
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Good full medium red. Strawberry, mocha and smoke on the nose. Fat, full and round; broad and stuffed with material but quite backward today. Distinct autumnal notes here rather than high-pitched flowers. Finishes silky and very long, with suave tannins. There's something Burgundian--but not young Burgundy!--about this wine.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
This is spicy and elegant, with savory notes of tobacco and tar surrounding the core of sweet cherry and licorice. Firm and lean, featuring tea and mineral accents on the finish. Complex and refined overall.