Azienda Agricola Brovia

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo

9.013 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

This bottle was also part of the really fun ensemble of Barolos, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

Again, served blind after a lengthy slow-ox and we knew we were drinking Barolo but that’s it. No obvious signs of age. On the nose, bright red fruits, herbs, dead flowers and tar...but was all knees and elbows, even with all of the air it was given. Abundant structure. This had to be a classic case of yet to be realized potential.

The shroud was pulled and...I’ll be damned, a 2008 Brovia “Villero”. I’m sort of surprised how much of an infant this wine seemed to be. I have little doubt these will age gracefully for decades to come.

This bottle was also part of the really fun ensemble of Barolos, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

Again, served blind after a lengthy slow-ox and we knew we were drinking Barolo but that’s it. No obvious signs of age. On the nose, bright red fruits, herbs, dead flowers and tar...but was all knees and elbows, even with all of the air it was given. Abundant structure. This had to be a classic case of yet to be realized potential.

The shroud was pulled and...I’ll be damned, a 2008 Brovia “Villero”. I’m sort of surprised how much of an infant this wine seemed to be. I have little doubt these will age gracefully for decades to come.

Nov 21st, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Dust, flowers, forest floor, leather, cherry, cranberry, dried roses. Hot finish (14.5 alc.)

Dust, flowers, forest floor, leather, cherry, cranberry, dried roses. Hot finish (14.5 alc.)

Jul 18th, 2016
Evan Bienstock

F$ck COVID-19. Nuff said...

F$ck COVID-19. Nuff said...

Mar 18th, 2020
Evan Bienstock

This 2008 is great but doesn’t have the complexity I was hoping for. The florals are not as evident here. Lots of earth and rustic tones. I do love this producer and this 2008 is a terrific wine.

This 2008 is great but doesn’t have the complexity I was hoping for. The florals are not as evident here. Lots of earth and rustic tones. I do love this producer and this 2008 is a terrific wine.

Nov 5th, 2018
Karl Curran

Elegance personified. There is no pint in preaching about wine to the meek. Baroli are amazing when done well as is this one.

Elegance personified. There is no pint in preaching about wine to the meek. Baroli are amazing when done well as is this one.

Nov 13th, 2015
BaroloDude

Outstanding at this young age. 2008 #Brovia #Villero #GaryDanko SF

Just a short decant and it sang

Outstanding at this young age. 2008 #Brovia #Villero #GaryDanko SF

Just a short decant and it sang

Mar 23rd, 2015
Randy Windham

14.5% abv.

14.5% abv.

Jun 25th, 2014
Randy Windham

14.5% abv. Smells of floral like roses, tar and balsamic vinegar. Very linear. Astringent with long finish. Almost like drinking earl grey tea with some wood thrown in. Great stuff!

14.5% abv. Smells of floral like roses, tar and balsamic vinegar. Very linear. Astringent with long finish. Almost like drinking earl grey tea with some wood thrown in. Great stuff!

Mar 8th, 2014
Andrea Federici

Andrea had this 6 years ago

Andrea had this 6 years ago

Jan 22nd, 2015
Vince A

Vince had this 5 years ago

Vince had this 5 years ago

Mar 12th, 2016