Vinous | Rating: 93Crushed flowers, sweet tobacco, mint and spices are some of the notes that lift from the glass in the 2011 Barolo Bricco Rocche. The most perfumed and delicate of the 2011 Barolos, the Bricco Rocche captures the contrasts that are so typical of the wines of this part of Castiglione. In other words, the Bricco Rocche can be enjoyed today, yet it also has the pedigree to develop beautifully in bottle for years to come. The style of the year is also very much in evidence, especially in the wine's round, sumptuous textural feel.Drink Dates: 2017 - 2031Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: March 2015
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 95Very pretty and firm with beautiful berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Full body, long finish. Complex and flavorful. Better in 2018.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2011 Barolo Bricco Rocche is a renewed interpretation of an old classic. With fruit from the estate's historic property in Castiglione Falletto (that was planted in 1978), the wine shows youthful aromas of dark fruit, dried cherry, blackberry and spice. You already get a sense of the budding tertiary aromas that should evolve towards spice, truffle and licorice. Barolo Bricco Rocche is balanced and ripe. It's ready to be put down in the cellar for five years or more.Drink Dates: 2017 - 2030Author: Monica LarnerIssue: 225
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Tightly wound and sinewy, this red offers a mix of cherry, strawberry, licorice, oak spice and mineral flavors. Stays fresh and long, gaining harmony and suppleness with air. More of a high-wire balancing act than most 2011s. Best from 2019 through 2032. 175 cases made. — BSDrink Dates: 2019-2032Author: Bruce SandersonIssue: Feb 29, 2016
Nebbiolo is the king of , and usually the only grape in the and wines of this region. A continental climate brings long summers and a substantial amount of rainfall, allowing for extended time on the vine and optimal ripeness. As a result, Nebbiolo is high in both acid and tannin, bringing a beautiful balance to these wines and making them suitable for long-term ageing. The typical flavors of Nebbiolo include red currant, strawberry, roses, leather, and anise.
In Barolo, with its high altitude, Nebbiolo develops perfumed aromas of sour cherries, herbs, and dried flowers. Barolo DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of three years with at least 18 months in oak before release. Further ageing in bottle adds complex aromas of truffle, tar, and leather. Nebbiolo from Barbaresco is less perfumed and must be aged for a minimum of two years with at least nine months in oak before release. Some of the best examples of this variety come from , , , and .
The delicate aromas, bold tannin, and high acid of Nebbiolo pair best with foods high in butter, fat and olive oil. Classic examples include truffles, prosciutto, boar ragu, pork loin, and a range of cheeses, but it is also a great match for Asian cuisine.
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