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Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 1997
SKU: 5279

Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 1997

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750ml
$199.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Ceretto
This Castiglione Falletto vineyard is the smallest geographic area within the Barolo specification and comprises just over 1 hectare. It is the most prestigious part of what was once called La Serra and is nestled between the Villero and the Rocche (rock face) of Castiglione, which represents the best of the top parts; it can be considered a monopole as the whole parcel is the exclusive property of the Ceretto family.
Wine Advocate
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The 1997 Barolo Brunate displays an evolved dark garnet color with an amber edge. However, in the mouth, it is dense, full-bodied, moderately tannic, structured, and backward with plenty of power, concentration, and youthfulness. Despite the evolved color, this wine needs another 1-2 years of cellaring, and should age well for 16-18+ years.

Robert Parker, June 22, 2001
Wine Spectator
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Ruby-garnet. Rich aromas of strawberry, dried porcini and leather. Full-bodied, with sweet, ripe fruit and a licorice and floral finish.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now. 2,930 cases made.

James Suckling, 2007
Wine Enthusiast
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This wine from Ceretto shows the hallmarks of the 1997 vintage in Piedmont: ultraripe fruit and ample alcohol. Starts off with leathery, cedary aromas that quickly recede beneath huge, mouth-filling flavors of brandied fruitcake, candied fruit and dried spices. Firm tannins mark this as age worthy, but the nearly overblown quality of the fruit makes it approachable now.

September 1, 2001