Cavallotto

Bricco Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo

9.210 ratings
9.31 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
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
Liam Davitt

Beautiful earthy bouquet. Grippy tannin. Nice balance.

Beautiful earthy bouquet. Grippy tannin. Nice balance.

Apr 23rd, 2021
Kamall

Far too early to open. Very closed and muted.

Far too early to open. Very closed and muted.

Jan 9th, 2021
Andy Stabile

Nice. A dusty, earthy taste with a hint of minerals and even sweetness. Highly enjoyable and, frankly, unexpected.

Nice. A dusty, earthy taste with a hint of minerals and even sweetness. Highly enjoyable and, frankly, unexpected.

Dec 31st, 2020
William Paley

definitely the belle of the ball on a night of many bottles, but it is a young one and needs time. It was incredible to contrast this with other wines, if a bit unfair.....like a caravaggio in a post-war contemporary day sale.....this needs a quiet evening and some focused attention. Some deep listening.....

definitely the belle of the ball on a night of many bottles, but it is a young one and needs time. It was incredible to contrast this with other wines, if a bit unfair.....like a caravaggio in a post-war contemporary day sale.....this needs a quiet evening and some focused attention. Some deep listening.....

Oct 11th, 2020
Carsten Rudolph

Carsten had this 2 months ago

Carsten had this 2 months ago

Oct 9th, 2021
Peter Laidlaw

Peter had this 7 months ago

Peter had this 7 months ago

May 3rd, 2021
Joe Sirchio

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Joe had this 9 months ago

Feb 18th, 2021
Clay Bullwinkel

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Clay had this 10 months ago

Feb 1st, 2021
Justin

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Jan 29th, 2021