roberto voerzio, barolo, cerequio 2005
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
VINOUS
94

2005 roberto voerzio, barolo, cerequio

Why We're Buying

Roberto Voerzio has always maintained an uncompromising vision for his wines. It's why his Barolo is the gold standard in Piedmont. Take his Barolo Cerequio, for example. The grapes come from one of the elite vineyards in La Morra, where the vines are 35+ years old and hand-harvested. After aging in three separate systems, this Barolo justifies its triple-digit price tag.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Voerzio's 2005 Barolo Cerequio is the most complex and structured of these offerings. Pretty, floral aromas lead to soft, expressive red fruit as this perfumed Barolo opens up in the glass. The wine continues to grow as its layers of inner sweetness flow with exceptional grace and elegance. Round, refined tannins give this wine a final sense of polish on the close. This is a remarkable effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025

VINOUS
94

Vinous

The 2005 Barolo Cerequio, usually one of Voerzio's brighter wines, has become darker and more powerful over time. Shades of menthol, sage and lavender add complexity to a core of dark fruit. Beams of firm tannin build to the huge, searing finish. The 2005 could use a little more time in bottle, but I imagine it will always retain the raw, pulsating tannins that are so typical of the vintage.

JAMES SUCKLING
94

James Suckling

Offers strawberry, cedar and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied,with a solid core of ripe fruit that builds to big, polished tannins.Very rich and powerful, with pure fruit. Best after 2013.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

Offers strawberry, cedar and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit that builds to big, polished tannins. Very rich and powerful, with pure fruit. Best after 2013. 330 cases made.