Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 2004
Nebbiolo: Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate 97 "The 2004 Barolo Cerequio has been nothing short of profound on the four previous occasions I have tasted it and it is equally superb now that it is in bottle. It flows from the glass with a beautiful, pure expression of roses, flowers, sweet spices and ripe red fruit. This richly-textured, sumptuous Barolo literally shimmers with fruit from start to finish."
Editorial Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio
A nice lightly jammy wild cherry note spread over a cedar shingle that has that dry wood note of old grey wood greets the nose. This shows nice liquory red fruit, a little red curranty, in a smooth style with good clarity on the palate, nice acid cut and fine grained tannins that build on the palate. Fairly crisp, spicy strawberry fruit has to compete with lots of wood tannins on the finish, which is a bit short and fairly alcoholic, if filled with red fruits. 87pts
Sweet nutty and chocolate oak on the nose over floral hints with lots of fish sauce savoriness Fairly rich with a certain density this has a nice firm base but lacks some liveliness on the palate. The fruit is attractive with sour cherry notes and a little sweet hazelnut edge, dry and short on the finish, though the tannins are sweet, they are abundant. Attractive but the oak obscures too much at this point. 87pts
Four and a half glasses
2001 Vintage + Roberto Voerzio's best wine = One of the best Barolos on the market right? Not quite. Really deep red with dark hues in the glass, we have a very subtle nose that opens up really very slowly, once it does we have pretty nose of strawberries, cherries and flowers and again, a mineral quality. On the palate the wine is full bodied with surprisingly silky tannins, the wine is ripe but opens up really at the last minute. Today the wine is worth 94 points but I get a sneaky feeling this is one to leave another 5 years at least.
Great color to this Cerequio, very bright and tempting in the glass. The nose is utterly complex, I'm getting cherry jam, an earthy smokey quality, licorice, caramel, flowers and some spicy action too. The palate is especially fruity and very concentrated sweet flavours come through the entire palate experience, a thick and fruity wine with some gritty tannins on it, yet very pleasant. Warm and pleasing wine but from 2000 vintage not quite as great as I'd expected, but still very good.
Intense dark ruby red with garnet hues. Very giving with aromas of roses, plums and spicebox. Still quite tannic needing another 5 years the Barolo is a little sweet for my tastes. Very fruity and jammy it will certainly please others. Very rich this is a wine for superior foods and special occasions. Structurally excellent with an amazing length on the finish, just not to my personal tastes.
The 1996 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio showed cigar box, leather, salty sea air, sour cherry fruit and hints of toasty oak on the nose. On the palate, I found jammy strawberry that started linear but turned expansive with softer fruits, tobacco and earth. The finish was long and palate-staining with drying tannin at the close. I believe this bottle is a year or two away from its drinking window but a little too extracted for my tastes. (90 points)
External Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio
The 2010 Barolo Cerequio is a stunner. Deep layered and absolutely impeccable the 2010 wraps around the palate with serious intensity and never lets up. In 2010 the Cerequio is surprisingly powerful with darker tonalities of fruit and more spice notes than normal. The sweet silky Cerequio tannins are there but there is a volume and breadth in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. This is a breathtaking Barolo from Roberto and Davide Voerzio. Antonio Galloni.
A red with dried-berry and spice character plus hints of flowers. Full body with integrated tannins and a savory finish. This needs two or three years to soften: try in 2017. James Suckling.
In theme with the qualities of this vineyard cru the 2009 Barolo Cerequio shows increased weight and structure. The wine is in no way heavy or flat. In fact it feels infused with remarkable energy and zest. Black fruit pipe tobacco licorice and dried mint find perfect integration. In the mouth the wines sheer power has been wrapped within a cloak of silky tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. - Monica Larner Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml
Loads of dark fruits with plums and berries and dark chocolate. Full and very intense, with a velvety texture and loads of flavors. Round and polished tannins. Dense and chewy. Fleshy, grows on you. Best after 2015. James Suckling. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml
Peach stone and dark fruits such as blackberries with a fresh basil undertone. Full body with refined tannins and a delicately fruity finish. Turns chewy and racy at the finish. Better in 2015. James Suckling.
I really like the ripe plum and berry fruit that turns to almost dried dark fruits on the palate. Full and juicy, with round tannins. Yummy. Better after 2013. James Suckling. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2006 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml