2017 Brovia "Rocche di Castiglione" Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1554882 98 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Camphor, star anise, tobacco and underbrush are just some of the aromas you'll find on this stunning red. Full-bodied and elegantly structured, the savory palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, baking spice and licorice set against youthfully assertive, noble tannins. Give it time to fully develop. *Cellar Selection* (KO) Inner quote mark (9/2021)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This has very pretty sweetness of fruit to it, with dried strawberries and cherries, as well as walnuts and light cocoa powder. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy tannins and a subtle finish. Better in three or four years. Try after 2025. Inner quote mark (6/2021)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A release of about 5,000 bottles, the Brovia 2017 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione offers a very elegant take on a wild and hot vintage that was not always easy to tame. The wine's aromatic profile can be described as ripe for sure because you get a generous dose of fragolino di bosco (wild strawberry), peach and orange blossom. Like the Villero, that ripeness is mitigated by the pretty mineral note that frames the bouquet. That dusty crushed limestone is more prominent in the case of the Rocche di Castiglione. However, the mouthfeel is a touch more compact and slenderer in the case of this wine. The tannins are silky and fine, but it would be nice to come back to this bottle in five years or more when the wine has had the chance to flesh out further. (ML) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is delicate and perfumed from the outset. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, cedar, mint and licorice all open in the glass. The 2017 is a classic Rocche - gracious, medium in body and super-finessed. The ripeness of the year comes through in the wine's flavor profile, but all the elements are so well balanced. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2021)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Youthful mid ruby. Lifted perfumed raspberry fruit nose but still a little closed. Great purity of fruit. Crushed raspberry fruit palate with lots of juicy acidity and fine, powdery tannins. Very elegant and complete and great aromatic build-up of fresh red fruit on the finish. 17++/20 points (WS) Inner quote mark (11/2020)


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