The Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche is a masterclass in Barolo. The wine that accompanied my Boxing day dinner was, without doubt, the best wine I've had all month and for €49 I am talking about a wine that is a freakin' STEAL! I recommend a lot of Italian wines every week, however, taking into account, quality and price this is my own personal wine of the year. Wine90 Italian wine of the year right here guys and dolls. The Cellar Door does not sell this wine so my first action in 2008 will be to try to get this wine onto the site!
This wine is so fantastic that I've already ordered a case from Uncle America, I can not recommend it highly enough. We've got all the traditional aspects of quality Barolo, but the profile in the nose is a little different and truly opulent. I love strawberry and walnut tones in a wine so if you do too, I guarantee you will love it. L-O-V-E-I-T.
The wine has some gorgeous silky tannin action on the mouth feel but what I loved most about this wine was its evolution both in the nose and on the palate as I tasted the wine hour after hour. At its current age, the wine needs a good few hours of decanting, after around 4 hours I was starting to think of crazy scores for this wine but, taking it as a whole over the 12 hour period, I can safely give this wine 95 points. It's one of those wines that you must drink with friends, its hugely complex and you will be discussing it for hours.
Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2000 - BUY - €49
Mid ruby red in the glass with slight change in tonality at the edges. An opulent and feminine wine whose nose and palate flow perfectly, great balance. Aromas of strawberries and walnuts, really impressive nose with a second wave nose profile of vanilla. The palate is a joy, mid bodied with super rich and silky tannins. The wine is not forceful, its a trully beautiful, seductive wine with a good 30 second finish. 95 Points
Where can I buy this wine?
Europeans - Di Liva - €56
Americans - Mount Carmel - $69
Brits - Fine and Rare - £62
Question of the Day
What is your wine of 2007 and why?