Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice 2008
A wine with blueberry, chocolate, cedar and cacao. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity and fresh finish. Needs three to four years to soften. Cogno makes rich yet refined wines. A beauty. Better after 2016...93" JS 7/13 "The 2008 Barolo Bricco Pernice brings us back to a cooler vintage and a more humid growing season. Tertiary aromas of cured meat, dried tobacco and button mushroom are beginning to show, and they add a lovely edge to this fabulous wine. At the back are brightly polished tones of cassis and dried fruit that give the wine the softness and the plushness it needs. The wine paints a pretty portrait of the harvest. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025...93" WA 6/13 "A visit to the cellars of Elvio Cogno is always a fascinating learning experience. I had my first taste of a beautifully fresh and fragrant white wine made with the Nascetta grape here a few years ago. The variety was new to many of us then, but thanks to vintner Valter Fissore and his wife Nadia Cogno it is strongly identified with the territory today. More recently, the couple started to produce limited cases of Barbera d’Alba made from pre-phylloxera vines (most more than a century old). That they were able to tap into that ancient genetic patrimony in this well-trodden part of Italy is something of a small miracle. They are also credited with putting the little-known Novello township on the Barolo map.
Editorial Reviews for Elvio Cogno Barolo Bricco Pernice
Sweetly fruited and bursting with aromas of rose hips, rose petals, just a fine edge of attractive jamminess, nice gentle spice, and hints of tar and licorice. Finely balanced on the palate with well managed tannins that are present, if not prominent, this shows a really lovely core of red fruit, that is rich, ripe and transparent, with lovely tannins and perfectly balanced supporting acidity. The finish is just a touch short but I expect it will lengthen with time. A great showing. 93pts
A fairly big confiture nose of red and dark fruit with a hint of plumminess that turns a bit smoky, deep, and soil driven with air showing lots of tobacco and cherry in alcohol, and a little mint. On entry this is a little chewy and powerful, with an elegance to the tannins, but lots of power, packed tight with fine grained tannins that supports black licorice and black cherry fruit on the mid palate and through the nice powerful finish. 92pts