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Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Again from magnum. This bottle showed a bit more fruit but retains that piercingly lovely note of fresh picked porcini, forest floor, and church incense. This is a taut, structurally youthful wine and even after being opened, double decanted, and poured for 6 hours the wine had yet to hit is' peak. The fruit had gained with every passing hour but the structure had become more assertive as well. A very fine wine with a long life ahead. Much fresher than the last mag.

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Brovia:
“In the wonderful hills of Barolo wine, where the landscape begins to take on a different, more animated guise, there is a family that has always been associated with wine: the BROVIAs. The Winery had been set up as far back as 1863 and is settled in Castiglione Falletto. Paying always attention to the importance of the “terroir”, with time and an uncompromising attitude to the selection of th... Read more
“In the wonderful hills of Barolo wine, where the landscape begins to take on a different, more animated guise, there is a family that has always been associated with wine: the BROVIAs. The Winery had been set up as far back as 1863 and is settled in Castiglione Falletto. Paying always attention to the importance of the “terroir”, with time and an uncompromising attitude to the selection of the finest vineyards in Langa, the family has been able to acquire great vineyards in the Barolo growing area: Rocche, Villero and Garblèt Sue’ in Castiglione Falletto and Ca’Mia and Brea in Serralunga d’Alba. Thus, the philosophy of the Winery is to propose great personality Barolos (as with the other wines produced), all made in the same way, but with very specific and clean characteristics, always different among them; Barolos that faithfully reflect the richness of our great Langa vineyards. “ Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,964
4.50 5
11/17/2008

Again from magnum. This bottle showed a bit more fruit but retains that piercingly lovely note of fresh picked porcini, forest floor, and church incense. This is a taut, structurally youthful wine and even after being opened, double decanted, and poured for 6 hours the wine had yet to hit is' peak. The fruit had gained with every passing hour but the structure had become more assertive as well. A very fine wine with a long life ahead. Much fresher than the last mag.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,964
4.00 5
03/01/2009

From magnum this is an excellent bottle with an intense nose of dried rose, mushroom, limestone and forest floor. Deep and complex on the nose but a bit less so on the palate which none the less is round with bright red fruits and cleansing acids. Not particularly complex but long and pure. Delicious. 90pts

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,964
3.50 5
02/11/2009

From magnum. The aromatics here are of a fully mature wine with typical notes of beef broth, dried porcini, parchement and light , fading indian spice. There is a nuance of menthiol but in sum total the nose really recalls dried onion soup mix. In the mouth the wine is less aged with a beautiful feel with very bright acidity and resolving tannins supporting sour cherry fruit that has lovely notes of pipe tobacco and medicinal herbs adding to the juicy midpalate. The line reveals an austere finish rich in soil tones and turns more tertiary on the long finish which shows a touch of heat as well. Not without appeal if not particualr complete this should be drunk up over the next 10 years.


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,597
4.00 5
03/01/2009

Light translucent ruby in color. Roses, Mushroom, forest floor, menthol and cherry fruit on the nose. Raspberry fruit, soil and mineral driven on the palette. Warming yet fresh. Finishes with an earthy and leathery finish.


4.00 5
03/02/2009

Fungal, musty sawdust aromas. Palate is still bright, red fruit and quite refreshing. Good, slightly rough tannins with ripening red fruit and a light licorice hint.

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
03/01/2009

From Magnum. Better than i last remember it. Starts with an astringent nose of iodine and acetone, which isnt my style. But, in the mouth it was more forgiving - juicy, chocolate notes balance out the chemical top notes.

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  • Snooth User: Philip James
    112,549
    2.50 5
    11/16/2008

    Mature with lots of secondary and tertiary aromatics: notes of dank concrete, ripe fungals and mold. Very acidic still with a medium length finish.


    Snooth User: elizabeth lynn
    9510628
    4.00 5
    03/14/2009

    Sorry, but has anyone sniffed a truffle lately? I found this wine so redolent with those knobby fungi, (both on the nose and palate) I did not want to put my glass down. Obviously mature, with many years left. excellent structure and great bones (grape tannins, depth, acidity...lovely, please hand me some cheese - due to the acidity - finish) The color had faded to a garnet / brick. Under the truffles, I found dried rose petals, forest floor. Absolutely divine!


    Snooth User: elizabeth lynn
    9510628
    1.00 5
    03/14/2009

    One glass




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