2001, Brovia, Barolo Rocche Castiglione

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 95

Drinking Dates: 2019-2041

Critic: Antonio Galloni

Tasted: 01-Jan-2015

Brovia's flagship 2015 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is a decidedly full-bodied wine. The richness of this warm vintage comes through loud and clear in an ample, resonant Barolo endowed with serious textural depth. Lifted floral and spice notes add an attractive upper register as the 2015 starts to open up in the glass. Even so, the Rocche stands out for its volume and sheer size, both of which are unusual for this Castiglione Falletto site, where the wines tend to be more lithe. The Rocche appears to be the Barolo most shaped by the growing season in this range.