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Rocche Barolo Nebbiolo

9.3165 ratings
9.461 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
Shay A
9.4

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Young. Darker fruited than the prior bottles. Ripe blackberry, chalky rhubarb. The depth here is wonderful...out of all the wines tonight, I could see this being my favorite in 5-7yrs. All the stuffing to be spectacular. Great bottle
@Joe Lucca !

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Young. Darker fruited than the prior bottles. Ripe blackberry, chalky rhubarb. The depth here is wonderful...out of all the wines tonight, I could see this being my favorite in 5-7yrs. All the stuffing to be spectacular. Great bottle
@Joe Lucca !

Nov 9th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.8

Off the charts great; and the main freaking reason to enter Barolo in the first place. So while preparing my next 4 days excursion starting next Sunday, this came in handy. Practice makes perfect, right? Benchmark stuff. And still with room to grow. Easy 98+

Off the charts great; and the main freaking reason to enter Barolo in the first place. So while preparing my next 4 days excursion starting next Sunday, this came in handy. Practice makes perfect, right? Benchmark stuff. And still with room to grow. Easy 98+

Mar 8th, 2018
Matt Duncan

Dirty, chewy, tannic. Dark fruit not really showing oxidative flavors but the color is starting to go.

Dirty, chewy, tannic. Dark fruit not really showing oxidative flavors but the color is starting to go.

May 25th, 2017
Eric Guido

The bouquet was gorgeous and intense, with black cherry, mint, tobacco, sweat spice, dried flowers, and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, I found silky textures with a kick of acidity adding bite, while crunchy tannin added grip. Tart black cherry, dried citrus, wild herbs, and intense minerality saturated the senses. It finished fresh with biting acids and tannin, but oh so good and drinking wonderfully.

The bouquet was gorgeous and intense, with black cherry, mint, tobacco, sweat spice, dried flowers, and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, I found silky textures with a kick of acidity adding bite, while crunchy tannin added grip. Tart black cherry, dried citrus, wild herbs, and intense minerality saturated the senses. It finished fresh with biting acids and tannin, but oh so good and drinking wonderfully.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Very pretty and very young. Floral, tight but fine grained tannins. Give it another 10 and rejoice.

Very pretty and very young. Floral, tight but fine grained tannins. Give it another 10 and rejoice.

Feb 25th, 2017
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.5

Consistently great showing.

Consistently great showing.

Dec 21st, 2016
Helen M Gaydos

Needs time but what a complex, beauty.

Needs time but what a complex, beauty.

Oct 28th, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Needs time still, but will be dynamite in a few years!

Needs time still, but will be dynamite in a few years!

Feb 18th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Always a great wine.

Always a great wine.

Feb 10th, 2016
Eric Guido

A classic in the making? The '05 Rocche is showing a beautifully lifted bouquet with dusty floral tones, cherry, raspberry, spice, crushed stone, leather and hints of undergrowth. It was feminine, gaining richness in the glass, with notes of tart cherry, inner rose, sweet herbs, and minerals giving way to palate-coating fine tannin. I finished, youthfully tart, and petite...but there is great potential here. Today, it was enjoyable three hours post double decanting.

A classic in the making? The '05 Rocche is showing a beautifully lifted bouquet with dusty floral tones, cherry, raspberry, spice, crushed stone, leather and hints of undergrowth. It was feminine, gaining richness in the glass, with notes of tart cherry, inner rose, sweet herbs, and minerals giving way to palate-coating fine tannin. I finished, youthfully tart, and petite...but there is great potential here. Today, it was enjoyable three hours post double decanting.

Jan 31st, 2016