Cavallotto

Bricco Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo

9.2380 ratings
9.2118 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

From mag on Thanksgiving. Perfumed with flowers, cherries and minerality

From mag on Thanksgiving. Perfumed with flowers, cherries and minerality

Nov 27th, 2021
Steven Gullo

Love this. Still quite youthful after 25 years. Roses, tar, new leather. Ripe and grippy tannins

Love this. Still quite youthful after 25 years. Roses, tar, new leather. Ripe and grippy tannins

Jun 24th, 2021
Victor Charcan

Bright orange colour, expressive nose of coffee, orange peel, anis, scrub herbs, medium bodied and the harsh Nebbiolo tannins. Good

Bright orange colour, expressive nose of coffee, orange peel, anis, scrub herbs, medium bodied and the harsh Nebbiolo tannins. Good

May 27th, 2021
Jay Kline

Double-blind. This note is from memory but what an impression it made! I called Barolo along with a few others at the table; likely from a vintage like 2012 or 2015 since everything seemed well and open for business. Dark cherry fruit, dried herbs, and roses with monumental structure. This was a touch glossy on the fruit side and I thought that had more to do with the generosity of the vintage rather than the producer. We were all surprised (and also a bit, “yeah, that makes total sense) when it was revealed to be the 2016 Cavallotto Bricco Boschis. Surprised because the 2016 vintage from such a traditionalist was drinking so well out of the gate! Not surprised with the glossy nature of the fruit which I find to be a hallmark of Cavalotto; simply gorgeous texture. An utter delight now and, I suspect, will be stunning with time. Now that I think of it, the 2013’s were very good upon release as well and there are a lot of similarities between the two vintages.

Double-blind. This note is from memory but what an impression it made! I called Barolo along with a few others at the table; likely from a vintage like 2012 or 2015 since everything seemed well and open for business. Dark cherry fruit, dried herbs, and roses with monumental structure. This was a touch glossy on the fruit side and I thought that had more to do with the generosity of the vintage rather than the producer. We were all surprised (and also a bit, “yeah, that makes total sense) when it was revealed to be the 2016 Cavallotto Bricco Boschis. Surprised because the 2016 vintage from such a traditionalist was drinking so well out of the gate! Not surprised with the glossy nature of the fruit which I find to be a hallmark of Cavalotto; simply gorgeous texture. An utter delight now and, I suspect, will be stunning with time. Now that I think of it, the 2013’s were very good upon release as well and there are a lot of similarities between the two vintages.

Jan 19th, 2021
Darren Dittrich

Expensive ($60-90ish depending on your location) but worth it. Young at 6 years after harvest, but better the 2nd day. Not even the slightest perceptible flaw, this is a bright sour cherry Barolo that will certainly improve with time in bottle. Changes in the glass over time, this is a balanced traditionally-produced bottle.

Expensive ($60-90ish depending on your location) but worth it. Young at 6 years after harvest, but better the 2nd day. Not even the slightest perceptible flaw, this is a bright sour cherry Barolo that will certainly improve with time in bottle. Changes in the glass over time, this is a balanced traditionally-produced bottle.

Apr 14th, 2019
Conrad Green

Intense and fine grained. Dark fruit with inky intensity. Very pretty high tones but still quite unresolved. Good future ahead

Intense and fine grained. Dark fruit with inky intensity. Very pretty high tones but still quite unresolved. Good future ahead

Feb 10th, 2019
Daron Watson

aromas of pine, roses, black cherry & raspberry (fresh & candied), cinnamon and peppered salami ~ starts like glycerin examples of the fruits followed by plush tannins of the spices and licorice ~ drank over two nights~ still young ~ Bravo!

aromas of pine, roses, black cherry & raspberry (fresh & candied), cinnamon and peppered salami ~ starts like glycerin examples of the fruits followed by plush tannins of the spices and licorice ~ drank over two nights~ still young ~ Bravo!

Dec 2nd, 2018
Alex Hill

Cherry fruit, leather and tar. Richness and tannin. Acid a bit less than expected.

Cherry fruit, leather and tar. Richness and tannin. Acid a bit less than expected.

Mar 26th, 2018
Steven Van Haren

This bottle was a bit closed, and seemed like it would re-emerge in a year or so. Also drank the 2012 the same night, which was much more fun.

This bottle was a bit closed, and seemed like it would re-emerge in a year or so. Also drank the 2012 the same night, which was much more fun.

Mar 22nd, 2018
James Forsyth

Tasted via Coravin as part of Capital Grille's by the glass program. Bright, plenty of energy, red fruits and minerals. Sustains on the palate, decent complexity. Good acidity makes it food friendly.

Tasted via Coravin as part of Capital Grille's by the glass program. Bright, plenty of energy, red fruits and minerals. Sustains on the palate, decent complexity. Good acidity makes it food friendly.

Mar 2nd, 2018