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October 1, 201498 Leather, balsamic herbs, black fruit and spice aromas lead the nose. The delicious palate delivers ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice, cinnamon, black pepper and carob notes, balanced by bold but noble tannins and vibrant acidity. It needs years to fully develop and will age for decades. Drink 2020–2040.
July 201496 The 2010 Barolo Bricco Boschis is the flagship wine from this historic estate in Castiglione Falletto. The personality here is dark and brooding with savory aromas of cured meat and smoked bacon in a leading role. The intensity is bright and vibrant and the longer you contemplate the wine, the more it offers. Following a few swirls of the glass, you encounter sweet cherry, white almond skin, licorice and pressed rose. Still young, the wine shows enormous complexity. Its balanced structure and acidity would pair next to succulent lamb chops or any number of sophisticated meat recipes. Drink: 2016-2026. Five generations of the Cavallotto family have been making wine at this 25-hectare estate in Castiglione Falletto. In addition to the Barolo Bricco Boschis tasted here, Cavallotto makes two excellent Riservas: Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe and Riserva Vignolo. Today, heirs Alfio, Giuseppe and Laura continue to produce the noninterventionist wines that have earned this estate a steady and enthusiastic following. The results in 2010 are nothing short of excellent: In my mind, Cavallotto has produced one of the most exemplarily wines of the entire 2010 vintage.
April 30, 201593 Wild, woodsy aromas of eucalyptus and juniper mark this muscular red. The rugged tannins set the pace, framing the cherry fruit and coating the gums on the finish. Stays long and energetic, with a mineral essence in the aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2035. 2,000 cases made.
March 201593 Sweet rose petals, hard candy, cinnamon, mint and new leather open up in the 2010 Barolo Bricco Boschis. Sweet, layered and exceptionally polished, the 2010 is a superb example of the year. At the same time, there is more than enough fleshiness to allow the 2010 to drink well with just a few more years in bottle. Expressive floral and spiced notes reappear on the finish. This is one of the best young vintages of the Bricco Boschis I can remember tasting.
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November 201390-93 (aged in Slavonian oak botti): Deep red with ruby highlights. Wild, reduced aromas of black fruits, roast coffee and flinty minerality; extremely primary. Dense, chewy and ripe, with youthfully backward flavors of musky black raspberry and minerals. Evolving very slowly in cask.