Roagna Barolo Rocca 1999
Editorial Reviews for Roagna Barolo Rocca
a captivatingly spicy nose full of caraway, cardamon and tumeric with a stemmy notes and dried floral tones. In the mouth this was slightly jammy yet had the sweet/astringent quality of my beloved lingonberries, though the actual flavor profile was dark berry fruit over blue shale/clay and a return of the middle eastern spice notes found on the nose. There is a bit of VA here, which may be off putting to some people but for me it really just added a little lift to the nose. 2009-2019 91pts
Solid Barbaresco! Had it with steak and couldn't get enough of it. Very well balanced, nice fruit, balanced acidity and tannins with a long finish. Would drink again. Great value.
TJ liked this wine more than I did. Strong tannins. good with parmesan or hard gritty cheese. Tried at Jumeriah/Essex house tasting 2009.
Needs to open for 30 minutes then it rocks.
Love this Barolo!!!!
External Reviews for Roagna Barolo Rocca
If you're looking for traditional Barbaresco, look no further. This is just beginning to shine with ample character of violets, mandarin, tar and warm spices. Decant and enjoy today with rich, Italian fare.
Rich nose with a clear tar aroma , tobacco, spices & white flowers with an excitingly evolving bouquet. Full, austere and elegant on the palate with a great structure, consistent with the nose. This wine can be matched with red meat, stew meat, ripe cheese and pasta. It can be also used as a “vino da meditazione” (meditation wine), to be savored on its own.
An organic and naturally made Barbaresco made in the traditional way - the only way Barbaresco should be.
Roagnarsquo;s 2004 Barolo La Rocca e la Pira is awesome. A sensual, layered Barolo, the wine emerges from the glass with gorgeous inner perfume, power and depth in its dark fruit. The aromatics seem to be developing faster than the fruit and structural components. My impression is that this wonrsquo;t be a terribly long-lived wine, but it should drink well to age twenty or so. Anticipated maturity: 2014ndash;2024.
The 1999 Barolo La Rocca e La Pira opens with a dark-toned yet translucent ruby color and a nuanced, balsamic nose followed by layers of vibrant sweet fruit that blossom onto the palate with awesome purity, class and elegance. As it sits in the glass a multitude of smoke, tar, violet, menthol and spice nuances make an appearance, completing this delicious, classically structured Barolo. In 1999 some of the wood foudres were new and this wine shows a note of sweet toasted oak that is somewhat uncharacteristic for this producer. Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2024.