1996 Ceretto Bricco Rocche "Prapò" Barolo
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine exhibits a saturated ruby color with purple nuances. Additionally, it is rich, with lots of extract, tannin, and body. The opaque ruby/purple-colored 1996 Barolo Prapo offers a moderately intense nose of scorched earth, dried herbs, and sweet black fruits. It is medium to full-bodied, with an exciting level of fruit extract, superb purity, and a multidimensional, layered personality. This terrific Barolo will require 2-4 years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2018.
Wine & Spirits
*no tasting note given*
Complex aromas of tar, blackberry and sage. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, long finish. Balanced and beautiful.--1996 Piedmont retrospective. Best after 2007. (Web Only-2007)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red, with an orange rim. Ripe but vibrant aromas of cherry, raspberry, chocolate liqueur, mocha and menthol. Ripe and vinous, with perfumed inner-mouth flavors of tobacco and dried rose. Already quite expressive, especially in light of the vintage. This will be the first to give pleasure among the Barolo crus in '96 but has the tannic structure to develop in bottle for eight to ten years.