JS
95
James Suckling
RP
93
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
V
92
Vinous
WE
98
Wine Enthusiast
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Brovia Rocche di Castiglione Barolo 2017

13 units available online.
Product description

98 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Camphor, star anise, tobacco, and underbrush are just some of the aromas you'll find on this stunning red. Full-bodied and elegantly structured, the savory palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, baking spice, and licorice set against youthfully assertive, noble tannins. Give it time to fully develop.  

95 Points -  James Suckling

This has the very pretty sweetness of fruit to it, with dried strawberries and cherries, walnuts, and light cocoa powder. It's medium-to full-bodied with creamy tannins and a subtle finish. Better in three or four years. 

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

With a release of about 5,000 bottles, the Brovia 2017 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione offers a very elegant take on a wild and hot vintage that was not always easy to tame. The wine's aromatic profile can surely be described as ripe because you get a generous dose of fragolino di bosco (wild strawberry), peach, and orange blossom. Like the Villero, that ripeness is mitigated by the pretty mineral note that frames the bouquet. That dusty crushed limestone is more prominent in the case of the Rocche di Castiglione. However, the mouthfeel is a touch more compact and slenderer in the case of this wine. The tannins are silky and fine, but it would be nice to come back to this bottle in five years or more when the wine has had the chance to flesh out further.