Robert Parker 89
The 1996 Barolo Rocche dei Brovia’s opaque ruby color with purple nuances is followed by dense black cherry fruit intermixed with raspberry liqueur, spice, and earth. This is a full-bodied, rich, potentially outstanding wine with moderate tannin and two decades longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018. Importer: Neal Rosenthal, Select Vineyards, Shekomeko, NY; tel. (800) 910-1990
Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018
The 1996 Barolo Rocche dei Brovia is a dark, powerful wine, with a huge core of fruit and a level of tannic heft that is unusual for Rocche, where the Barolos are usually much more sensual. A rush of black cherry, violet, cloves, menthol, herbs and licorice build into the deep, explosive finish. Today the 1996 comes across as young, embryonic and virile. Even so, it is terrific.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026