Ruby running to garnet, color. Earthy nose, brush, pine. We are way early of course. Sharp, bitter cut on the flowers, wood present, tannins still quite chalky and harsh. But this will be amazing with time. Alcohol and acidity will usher this wine into another dimension. I would give this another 2-3 years. You can drink it now at a score of 92+, but, hold out for 95. @Antonio Galloni will this make the cut for the future Barolo event?
92+ points — a month ago
This 16 year old Barolo is drinking very nicely now, but still so young.
Very dry on the palate with red fruits, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, coffee, earth, wet leaves and herbs.
Elegant and robust.
Showing mild complexity and will continue to age nicely in the 15 years.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$130. — 8 months ago
Very lush and driven by dark flavors and tones. The firm tannins display how well structured this Barbaresco is — 2 years ago
Dinner with Victor & Claudia prior to Bwy Show - Just for Us — 4 months ago
Complexity in a bottle! Light ruby color. Outstanding Barolo features aromas of leather, pencil shavings, purple flowers, earth and a touch of dried meat. Sour red fruits (cherries, raspberries and pomegranate) dominate the pallet with beautiful accents of Asian spices and coffee. Structure is beautiful. Tannins are present but balance perfectly with the acidity. Thank You Keith S! — 2 years ago
2021 ceretto langhe arneis — 4 months ago
Happy 40th Holly! I opened this about five hours prior to service and poured into a ship’s decanter. The cork was nearly perfect with some saturation about 1/3 up the length of the cork. This bottle of the 1983 Azienda Bricco Rocche (Ceretto) Barolo “Brunate” currently pours a deep garnet color with significant browning and rim variation. Loads of fine sediment contribute to an opaque core. On the nose the wine is vinous. Predominately desiccated cherry, old leather bound books, tobacco, dried roses, tar, mushrooms and earth. On the palate, the wine is dry…the tannins have mostly integrated however they’re still showing up in the medium category. Acid is medium+. The notes from the nose are confirmed. The finish is long and satisfying. This bottle of ‘83 was very much alive but not particularly pretty to look at and drinks like a wine that has been well down the path towards its eventual expiration for many years now. That being said, the few of us more accustomed to drinking older wines found it quite lovely while others enjoyed a small glass and moved onto a more youthful bottle. Drink’em if you got’em and enjoy the twilight of this wine’s life. — 7 months ago