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Cavallotto Barolo "Bricco Boschis" 05


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Wine Advocate 90-93 points!

Wine Advocate - The 2005 Barolo Bricco Boschis is gorgeous and linear in its expressive aromatics and focused core of fruit. Medium in body, the wine reveals outstanding balance and depth, with gorgeous inner perfume and a long, refined close. Sweet notes of menthol, raspberries and spices linger on the finish. The 2005 doesnít have the sheer exuberance of the 2004 and the firm tannins might make this wine hard to fully appreciate in its infancy, but with some time in bottle, this, too, will very likely develop into a gem. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.

I continue to be deeply impressed with the wines that are emerging from this family-owned property in Castiglione Falletto. Cavallotto makes their Barolos in an updated traditional style that has produced compelling results, especially over the last few years. Cavallotto is one of Piedmontís best kept secrets, and not just for Barolo. Their entry-level wines offer superb quality for the money. Incidentally, I have seen a fair amount of 2000 and 2001 Barolo Bricco Boschis Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe on the US market recently at what are very fair prices, to put it mildly. Readers with access to those wines should run, not walk, as a number of recent bottles have been spectacular, especially for the money.

Ruby red at the core with slight garnet reflections, this intense Barolo has an ethereal nose, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, jam, licorice, and violet. A rich, full-bodied wine, it is warm and quite soft, with evident but ripe and sweet tannins. This Barolo would pair well with red meat, typical cheeses, or game dishes. - Michael Skurmik Wines

Previous Vintage Tasting Notes

2003 Vintage Tasting Notes

Wine Spectator 92 points

"Displays fresh plum and berry aromas, with undertones of mineral and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with refined tannins and a long finish. A solid wine for the vintage. Best after 2011. 1,580 cases made."

This is the rare young Barolo that is ready to drink now.

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker): "The 2003 Barolo Bricco Boschis, a dark ruby, reveals a wild, brooding personality. It offers masses of dark fruit and grilled herbs in a full-bodied, idiosyncratic, somewhat animalistic style. It is a massively tannic, impressively structured Barolo that needs bottle age to settle down. While it may not have the elegance of the superb 2001, this quirky Barolo improved markedly in the glass and is likely to offer much pleasure for those who can be patient. It remains one of the better relative values in Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

"Cavallotto is one of the hidden gems of Piedmont. Based in Castiglione Falletto, this traditionally-minded estate continues to build on the success of past vintages with a very strong set of wines. This yearís releases include the 2003 Barolo Bricco Boschis and the 2001 Barolo Riservas, all of which merit careful consideration."

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