Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 2011

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Lovely aromas of spiced red fruit, a little bramble, and a little meatiness gains a nice dusting of salty minerality over sour plum fruit with some... Read more

Seeds, smoke, and huge soil notes come together on the tight, refined nose which gains aromas of tobacco, leather, nettles, herbs, and slow to emer... Read more

A tight nose with fine herbal, mineral and black spice notes and a touch of musty earth sits cool and  compact in the glass. This is intensely frui... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,756
0.00 5
06/21/2013

Lovely aromas of spiced red fruit, a little bramble, and a little meatiness gains a nice dusting of salty minerality over sour plum fruit with some air. This is a bit sweet on entry, with a nice slightly chewy texture featuring balanced acids and tight grained tannins acids. There’s a touch of alcohol showing, along with some dark plummy fruit on the finish which picks up tar and balsamic notes. Shows an approachability already that is surprising. 90-93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,756
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/11/2014

Seeds, smoke, and huge soil notes come together on the tight, refined nose which gains aromas of tobacco, leather, nettles, herbs, and slow to emerge small berry plum fruits and rocky minerality on the nose. Opening with big spice notes on the palate, this shows such purity and superb balance in the mouth. It’s all about the balance today and the big aromatic follow through because on the palate this is slow to open, showing dark, wild raspberry fruit and macerated herbs in a strict way that is dominated by limestone. This is almost supple in its closedness, but it has absolutely huge power and tannins on the finish, offering classic, cut and vibrancy to die for on the long, aromatic finish. A tough wine but one that is elegant and refined at its core. 95pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,756
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/21/2013

A tight nose with fine herbal, mineral and black spice notes and a touch of musty earth sits cool and  compact in the glass. This is intensely fruited,full of  bitter cherry fruit supported by superb ripe tannins, showing super integration, This has the slightly austere aggressive quality of Rocche, but in a particularly open style, that is nonetheless not easy to understand. The nose and long finish share emerging smoky herbal and licorice notes and a pop of wild strawberry fruit . There’s a lot going on here, with tremendous potential for the future but this is a bit hard to get a handle on today. 94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,756
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2012

Musky and smoky on the nose, this almost shows some flint along with the wild herbs and a very clear, slightly antiseptic tone all over a base of lingonberry jam. Smooth and broad in the mouth, this is a touch loose up front. Zesty acids kick in along with the liquory red currant fruit, spice notes, wild raspberries and a little mint that lingers on the long, limestone-driven finish. A lot of potential here. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,756
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2012

Liquory red cherries in alcohol and sandalwood aromas along with a nice shading of wild sage and fine raspberry notes lend this a very classic bouquet. Downright opulent and soft on entry before the very fine, ripe tannins kick in to lend a little spice to the very transparent palate. That savory spice edge adds some complexity to the red fruit here and the bright acids keep this nervous in the mouth. Fine length on the finish shows this to be another wine with super ripe tannins. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,756
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Nebbiolo Prima - Brovia Rocche Castiglione Falletto - nice liquory fruit over toasty spice, seems a touch sweet up front but the fruit is very fresh, nice clarity here, turns a bit liquory on the backend, finish is strong, elegant, nice tension, touch of herb on finale 8


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065205,756
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/11/2010

Seared fruit, closedish, not showing much but what’s here appears to be fresh and balanced if a touch jammy, big fruit, dry fruit, not sweet, a bit matte in the mouth, savory, woodsy tea tones, drying, a bit bitter, but long and complex finale, will improve


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1982 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
Vintage: 1982 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
Vintage: 1982 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
    Vintage: 1982 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
    Vintage: 1982 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!


    External Reviews for Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia

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    Vintage: 2008 08/07/2012

    Medium red. Classic medicinal Barolo aromas and flavors of black cherry, licorice, sage and wild mint. Then perfumed and elegant in the mouth, with a fine-grained texture and light touch. Really vibrates on the long finish, which features very fin... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 F Ili Brovia Barolo Rocche 750ml


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    Vintage: 2008 08/02/2012

    A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 F Ili Brovia Barolo Rocche 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 08/02/2012

    The 2007 Barolo Rocche emerges from the glass with freshly cut roses, sweet berries and spices. The Rocche is always the most open of Brovia's single vineyard Baroli. In 2007 the wine has an extra dimension of textural richness that makes it incredib... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 F Ili Brovia Barolo Rocche 750ml


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    Vintage: 2007 08/07/2012

    Barolo Rocche opens with inky-dark concentration, chewy ripe cherry flavors and lingering hints of cola, mint and licorice. The more the wine opens in the glass, the more it evolves aromatically to include tones of barbecue, mesquite and smoke. - M.L... Wine Enthusiast. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 F Ili Brovia Barolo Rocche 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 11/20/2010

    "Rocche" is one of Brovia's most impressive achievements from a 1.5 hectare pacel of forty year old vines. On the nose, the wine gives lovely red fruits: cherry, raspberry, as well as distinct floral notes. The wine is light in color but perfectly extracted and structured. A wine that is meant for the table.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2001 07/12/2007

    The Rocche vineyard is located in the heart of the Castiglione Falleto area. The soil is calcareous and sandy. This wine has a powerful backbone yet maintains finesse on the palate. This is signature Brovia.


    External Review
    Vintage: 1998 07/26/2008

    A delightful red wine with aromas of roses, violets, and earth. This young Nebbiolo is perfectly enjoyable today with proper decanting; otherwise (if your cellar permits), hold it for decades.


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