1997 Roberto Voerzio - Barolo Cerequio 750ml

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IWC 95   WS 95   WA 92   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

Deep ruby-red. Wild, gamey aromas of roasted currant and truffle; liqueur-like but not at all hot. Great sweetness balanced by lively vinosity; conveys an impression of sound acidity. Classy, well-delineated wine, showing no sign of its elevated alcohol. Seamless, even tannins are completely hidden beneath the wine extraordinary fat.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

A beauty. Stunningly fine. Flowers, ripe plums and dried fruits, with fruitcake. Full-bodied and extremely polished, with silky tannins that caress the palate. Long, long strawberry and spice aftertaste. Even better than the 1996. 385 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004+
Author: James Suckling


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The paradoxical 1997 Barolo Cerequio possesses exquisite purity as well as an open-knit bouquet, but restrained, tannic, forceful, backward flavors. Dense and rich, with the vintage's thickness well-displayed, it will be at its best between 2005-2020.

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 135

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Lulu SF
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2011

Rating: 92
Author: Leftymtb
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 07/17/2011

Average rating: 94, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

244 bottles owned by 71 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Nebbiolo


Big, dark, and bold, Nebbiolo is a robust variety with heavy tannins and a sometimes bitter profile. While areas outside Italy (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, California, and South Africa) have begun cultivating Nebbiolo, the Italian region of Piedmont is where it reaches its greatest height. It is here, the historic home to Nebbiolo, where the finest Barolos and Barbarescos are produced. Many winemakers have compared this grape to Pinot Noir for its difficult growing habits and unpredictable cellar and aging behavior. Typical descriptors for Nebbiolo include roses, violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, and tobacco.

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