cavallotto, barolo, bricco boschis 2010
WINE ENTHUSIAST
98
VINOUS
93

2010 cavallotto, barolo, bricco boschis

Why We're Buying

Cavallotto Bricco Boschis has a distinctive floral and perfumed nose. That inviting bouquet parlays into a full body built around a core of red cherries and red currants. Thyme, tobacco, rose petals, anise, and sandalwood frame this Barolo, providing the structure and complexity necessary for long-term cellaring. Wine critic Kerin O'Keefe gave the 2016 vintage a 99-point rating and called it a must-have for any cellar.

Critics Scores

WINE ENTHUSIAST
98

Wine Enthusiast

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. *Cellar Selection* (KO)

VINOUS
93

Vinous

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. (AG)

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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. (ML)

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

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. (BS)