Rocca Felice

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo

8.919 ratings
9.12 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
"Odedi"

#AgedWineTuesday!

Brownish in color with a wide brick rim.

Light nose of blueberries, raspberries, light oak, earth, wet leaves, blood, herbs, black pepper, iron, licorice and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, licorice, light oak, earth, wet leaves, vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with big tannins, yet fine, and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice surprise. This 16 year old is drinking very nicely now, and has at least 10 years in it.

Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. The nose is strong and smells like blood, which is interesting.

I loved the intensity of the mouthfeel, but I expected more complexity at this age.

Always interesting to try these kind of wines. Thank you Sean for sharing this with me.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50 (current vintage).

#AgedWineTuesday!

Brownish in color with a wide brick rim.

Light nose of blueberries, raspberries, light oak, earth, wet leaves, blood, herbs, black pepper, iron, licorice and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, licorice, light oak, earth, wet leaves, vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with big tannins, yet fine, and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice surprise. This 16 year old is drinking very nicely now, and has at least 10 years in it.

Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. The nose is strong and smells like blood, which is interesting.

I loved the intensity of the mouthfeel, but I expected more complexity at this age.

Always interesting to try these kind of wines. Thank you Sean for sharing this with me.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50 (current vintage).

Nov 17th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Not a bad Barolo for the price but if you have one, drink up, a little past it's prime but drinking ok. Bought a few bottles a couple of years ago and though wine was tight and tannic so I set them aside in my cellar. Light Ruby with dark edges and aromas of stewed fruits and hints of spice. On the palate Cherry and currents with light pepper spice and fine tannins on a medium finish. The wine was pleasant but not exciting.

Not a bad Barolo for the price but if you have one, drink up, a little past it's prime but drinking ok. Bought a few bottles a couple of years ago and though wine was tight and tannic so I set them aside in my cellar. Light Ruby with dark edges and aromas of stewed fruits and hints of spice. On the palate Cherry and currents with light pepper spice and fine tannins on a medium finish. The wine was pleasant but not exciting.

Nov 27th, 2016
Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Saturday night dinner with the parents! Barolo wine, risotto ai funghi and Tortuga Caribbean Rum cake! Cheers­čŹĚ

Saturday night dinner with the parents! Barolo wine, risotto ai funghi and Tortuga Caribbean Rum cake! Cheers­čŹĚ

Aug 14th, 2021
Evan Myers

High acidity and spice with a decent finish. Overall solid wine.

High acidity and spice with a decent finish. Overall solid wine.

Apr 26th, 2020
Steve Kemeny

Silky smooth with soft earth tones

Silky smooth with soft earth tones

Jul 29th, 2018
Scott Petrus

This wine was brick red with an orange rim. The nose was tar all the way. The wine still had plenty of youth however the raisin and earth flavors dominated. The tannins still had tons of grip. Great wine.

This wine was brick red with an orange rim. The nose was tar all the way. The wine still had plenty of youth however the raisin and earth flavors dominated. The tannins still had tons of grip. Great wine.

Sep 29th, 2017
M
6.8

Vintage unknown, label torn. Maybe 2000?

Vintage unknown, label torn. Maybe 2000?

May 24th, 2014
JeremyC

Took a chance on a Ttl Wne DI and kind of wished I didn't. All acid, tannin and not much in the way of fruit or mid palate anything. Not horrible but not enjoyable.

Took a chance on a Ttl Wne DI and kind of wished I didn't. All acid, tannin and not much in the way of fruit or mid palate anything. Not horrible but not enjoyable.

Jul 28th, 2019
Karl Ziegler

Karl had this 6 years ago

Karl had this 6 years ago

May 5th, 2016
Bryan Jackson

Bryan had this 2 months ago

Bryan had this 2 months ago

Jul 22nd, 2022