2010 Ceretto "Bricco Rocche" Barolo (Pre-Arrival)
A young Barolo with complexity and style. Reserved and held back. Full body, with layers of lightly chewy yet polished tannins. It unfolds on your palate. All in finesse. Better in 2018
Sweet tobacco, freshly cut flowers, rose petals and sweet red berries, all framed by silky tannins are the signatures in Ceretto's 2010 Barolo Bricco Rocche. Graced with exquisite finesse, the Bricco Rocche offers a little more textural polish than the Prapò at this early stage. At the same time, elements of intrigue remain, suggesting the 2010 isn't showing all of its cards just yet. Overall, this is a fairly dark Barolo for the site at this stage, although the wine does open up very nicely with time in the glass. Sweet floral and spice notes are woven into the finish. Today, the Bricco Rocche is the most elusive of Ceretto's 2010s. I can't wait to see how it ages.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full medium red. Strawberry, mocha and smoke on the nose. Fat, full and round; broad and stuffed with material but quite backward today. Distinct autumnal notes here rather than high-pitched flowers. Finishes silky and very long, with suave tannins. There's something Burgundian--but not young Burgundy!--about this wine. 92(+?)