Albino Rocca

Vigneto Brich Ronchi Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.1100 ratings
9.123 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

Tight and dark. Smoky tar and dried flowers. Powdery chalky tannins. Dark cherry fruit.

Tight and dark. Smoky tar and dried flowers. Powdery chalky tannins. Dark cherry fruit.

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

Crazy good. Needed the time.

Crazy good. Needed the time.

Feb 10th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Deep tawny color, bright and barely opaque. Feminine, fragrant nose with notes of ripe black cherry, rose petals, fresh wet soil, red cedar and a little tar. Very impactful in the mouth with lots of chewy fruit matched with a nice acidity back bone. Medium plus finish. Still mostly primary and needs age to develop more interesting secondary flavors.

Deep tawny color, bright and barely opaque. Feminine, fragrant nose with notes of ripe black cherry, rose petals, fresh wet soil, red cedar and a little tar. Very impactful in the mouth with lots of chewy fruit matched with a nice acidity back bone. Medium plus finish. Still mostly primary and needs age to develop more interesting secondary flavors.

Jan 27th, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.6

While some producers excelled in this hot vintage, this wine did not.

While some producers excelled in this hot vintage, this wine did not.

Dec 8th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Similar oak treatment at 60-70% new, yet time has been good to this wine. The oak is there but well integrated. Longer than the Serraboella, and more silky.

Similar oak treatment at 60-70% new, yet time has been good to this wine. The oak is there but well integrated. Longer than the Serraboella, and more silky.

Nov 24th, 2015
philip muzzy

plum electric eel in a castle moat

plum electric eel in a castle moat

Aug 23rd, 2014
Steven W Alexander

04's are still tight as hell. Will this vintage ever unwind? Starting to have my doubts

04's are still tight as hell. Will this vintage ever unwind? Starting to have my doubts

May 20th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

A single vineyard Barbaresco

A single vineyard Barbaresco

Apr 8th, 2014
Paul Truszkowski aka Vinophil

WOW!! Can mature for decades!

WOW!! Can mature for decades!

Nov 21st, 2013
Gary Arya-Armstrong

Sommelier Rockpool Bar and Grill

8.7

Wow! Tannins

Wow! Tannins

Feb 4th, 2013