Le Rocche Del Gatto

Cascina Chicco

Rocche di Castelletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Pale-medium ruby color with garnet rim.
Aromas of red fruit, leather, tomato leaf.
Dry. Flavors of rose, orange zest, leather, tar. Rich, firm tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5
— 12 days ago

Podere Rocche dei Manzoni

Vigna d'la Roul Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Medium deep ruby , quite young looking . Some dry , wood spice at first then raspberry, red cherry . Quite sweet on the palate , cherry , touch of anis and mint . Quite rich and generous , firm gritty tannins , touch of alcohol warmth noticeable . Good balanced acidity . Showing pretty young still , s bit rustic in style , showing the warmth of the vintage . Needs a bit more time , better in 3–5 years and will last well a further 5-8 — a month ago

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Renato Ratti

Rocche Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Lovely Barolo. 2007 drinking well. Decant and let it breath, you won’t be disappointed! — 5 months ago

Aurelio Settimo

Rocche Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Deep garnet color. Aromas of dark cherry, black licorice, barnyard and leather. Pallet features black cherry/raspberry, baking spices and salty beef jerky. Big, bold and plush. Decent balance. Tannins have rounded nicely. Respectable. — 6 months ago

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Rocche Costamagna

Roccardo Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

Definitely a great way to end the day! — 9 days ago


Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo Nebbiolo 2019

Love these wines! The “Grand Cru” Rocche dell'Annunziata is a stunner tonight, perfumed, floral and elegant, wafting from the glass and decanter. Fantastic young Barolo! — a month ago

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Cantina Viticoltori Senesi Aretini

Gatto Grasso Vino Rosso Red Blend

Al Val

Puckeringly dry party in a liter bottle - imagine a jammy stone — 5 months ago

Giovanni Sordo

Rocche di Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

None of the massive 2017 tannins, quite elegant. — 6 months ago

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Lorenzo Accomasso

Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

“Remarkable when good. Almost always rustic. Let’s see how the bottle opens up tonight.”

DC’s comment pretty much sums up my somewhat limited experience with the wines of Lorenzo Accomasso, and evidently this bottle has done little to change our opinion. While it was certainly the most complex number of the night as it was constantly evolving with air, the level of volatile acidity in the 13’ Riserva Rocche dell’Annunziata was really testing my limits. Having said that, if my more extensive experience with the wines of Musar is of any relevance, this is bound to do a Benjamin Button and freshen up with another decade in the cellar.

Opened some 5 hours before our tasting session, it was all dark and brooding in the first pour. Plums, mocha, spiced meat, and leather aromas, all enveloped in a rather pesky sheen of acetone. Subsequent pours seemed to bring more elegance with aromas of dark red cherries, licorice, dusty rose petals, and even hints of iodine developing. The acetone note was somewhat tamer later in the night, though still very much discernible. The palate mirrors the nose - all dark fruits, leather, tar, sweet spices, and a touch of VA warmth at the start; more red-fruits, licorice, and heaps of black tea by the end of the night. Concentrated and beautifully textured, with fine yet austere tannins. Overall, a bottle I’m grateful to drink and ponder, but best to keep others under locks for another decade.
— a month ago

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Jay Kline

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Great note. I have no experience with Accomasso’s wines (due to scarcity) but I have plenty of experience with 2013 Barolo from traditional producers and almost all of them are 🔒 AF.
Aaron Tan

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@Jay Kline Thanks! Good to note. Was planning to look at a couple of 13’s now that they’re a decade in, but looks like it’ll be wise to keep my hands off for now. Haha.

Podere Rocche dei Manzoni

La Cresta Barbera d'Alba Barbera 2019

2018 was better. 2019 is smoothier, earthy, vanilla with some pleasant fruit and pepper. — 6 months ago